an Champions Cup: Toulon v Edinburgh
Venue: Stade Mayol, Toulon Date: Saturday, 12 January Kick off: 17:30 GMT
Coverage:

Leaders Edinburgh remember seven Scotland internationals among 11 changes for their side for Saturday’s Champions Cup Pool 5 meeting with Toulon in France.

Blair Kinghorn, James Johnstone, Chris Dean, Jaco van der Walt and Henry Pyrgos come in the backline.

In Advance, Pierre Schoeman, Stuart McInally, WP Nel, Ben Toolis, Grant Gilchrist and Hamish Watson return.

France internationals Guilhem Guirado, Anthony Belleau, Mathieu Bastareaud and Francois Trinh-Duc begin for the hosts.

Additionally they comprise Wales and Lions scrum-half Rhys Webb, Springboks wing JP Pietersen and former All Blacks wing Julian Savea within their backline.

Richard Cockerill’s side guide Pool 5 by four tips from Montpellier, who host Falcons – a further 3 points adrift – in 13:00 GMT on Saturday.

Victory for Vern Cotter’s Montpellier would establish a set decider at Murrayfield on 18 October, while a Falcons win will mean Edinburgh starting their match Toulon realizing success would seal a quarter final berth.

Toulon, that have been thumped 40-14 in Murrayfield in the return fixture at October, are outside of authoritarian controversy after losing three of the first four swimming matches.

Patrice Collazo’s side lost to Leading 14 opponents Racing 9-2 final weekend while Edinburgh secured a fifth consecutive win against Southern Kings at the Pro14.

Replacements: Etrillard, Chiocci, M Van der Merwe, Monribot, Carbonel, Zeghdar, Cottin, Gorgodze.

Edinburgh: Kinghorn; Graham, Johnstone, Dean, Van der Merwe; Van der Walt, Pyrgos; Schoeman, McInally (capt), Nel, Toolis, Gilchrist, Ritchie, Watson, Mata.

Replacements: Cherry, Dell, Berghan, McKenzie, Crosbie, Fowles, Hickey, Socino.