European Challenge Cup
Venue: Stade Marcel-Deflandre Date: Sunday, 31 March Kick off: 12:45 BST
Coverage: Live commentary on BBC local radio and Also on the BBC Sport website

Bristol make eight changes from the side that suffered defeat by Worcester to the European Challenge Cup quarterfinal off to La Rochelle.

In the backline, Tusi Pisi is back to his first outing since January, while Ian Madigan and Andy Uren also reunite.

Yann Thomas and Harry Thacker enter into the front and Aly Muldowney starts after dealing with a knee injury.

Flanker Dan Thomas and number eight Nick Haining are selected from the back row.

The Bears finished second in Pool Four – three things behind the French , that are seventh in the French Top 14 dining table.

La Rochelle won 35-22 at Bristol in December, however, the Bears exacted revenge Weekly after using a 13-3 victory at Stade Marcel-Deflandre.

La Rochelle: Rattez; Roudil, Doumayrou, Aguillon, Andreu; West, Goillot; Priso, Orioli, Atonio, Sazy, Tanguy, Liebenberg, Alldritt, Vito (capt).

Bristol Bears: O’Conor; Morahan, Piutau (capt), Pisi, Pincus; Madigan, Uren; Thomas, Thacker, Thiede, Muldowney, Vui, Luatua, Thomas, Haining.

Replacements: Fenton-Wells, Lay, Armstrong, Holmes, Smith, Randall, Sheedy, Daniels.

Referee: John Lacey (Ire).


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