Lyon vs Toulon Preview & Prediction
When is Lyon vs Toulon taking place? Lyon vs Toulon will take place on Friday 27th May, 2022 at 20:00 (UK)
Where is Lyon vs Toulon taking place? Lyon vs Toulon will take place at Stade Vélodrome in Marseille
Where can I get tickets for Lyon vs Toulon? Visit each club’s official website for the latest ticket information
What TV channel is Lyon vs Toulon on in the UK? BT Sport have the rights to show European Rugby Challenge Cup matches in the UK so it is worth checking their schedule for Lyon vs Toulon
Where can I stream Lyon vs Toulon? If Lyon vs Toulon is televised on BT Sport, subscribers will be able to stream the match live on the BT Sport Player & app
THE TEAM NEWS
Lyon: 15 Toby Arnold, 14 Josua Tuisova, 13 Pierre-Louis Barassi, 12 Charlie Ngatai, 11 Davit Niniashvili, 10 Leo Berdeu, 9 Baptiste Couilloud, 8 Jordan Taufua (c), 7 Patrick Sobela, 6 Dylan Cretin, 5 Romain Taofifenua, 4 Joel Kpoku, 3 Demba Bamba, 2 Guillaume Marchand, 1 Sébastien Taofifenua
Toulon: 15 Aymeric Luc, 14 Cheslin Kolbe, 13 Julien Hériteau, 12 Duncan Paia’aua, 11 Gabin Villière, 10 Louis Carbonel, 9 Baptiste Serin, 8 Sergio Parisse, 7 Charles Ollivon (c), 6 Cornell du Preez, 5 Brian Alainu’uese, 4 Eben Etzebeth, 3 Beka Gigashvili, 2 Christopher Tolofua, 1 Jean-Baptiste Gros
Replacements: 16 Anthony Etrillard, 17 Bruce Devaux, 18 Emerick Setiano, 19 Swan Rebbadj, 20 Mathieu Smaili, 21 Julien Blanc, 22 Jiuta Wainiqolo, 23 Facundo Isa
Lyon lost 42-10 away at Bordeaux Begles last Saturday to snap a five-match winning streak across all competitions, including wins over Worcester Warriors, Glasgow Warriors and Wasps on their way to the Challenge Cup final. Neutral ground at the Stade Vélodrome in Marseille takes away their usually insatiable home advantage but Toulon may still feel like the underdogs as they continue to repair their initially torrid season. The 2019/20 runners-up are riding a six-match winning streak after a comfortable 37-20 victory at home to Pau last Saturday in the Top 14, and that run includes victories over London Irish and pre-tournament favourites Saracens on their way to another Challenge Cup final. Toulon could become only the fifth side to win both the Challenge and Champions Cup alongside Leinster, Wasps, Bath and Northampton Saints and their previous win over Sarries is a huge statement of intent here.
Toulon have won the two meetings in the Top 14 this season and backing them to make history here as the outright winners looks a sensible move, with a target of around -4 a reasonable risk.