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European Challenge Cup preview: Two Friday matches, with Edinburgh looking to bounce back against London Irish

Two European Challenge Cup games take place on Friday night, with Edinburgh looking to bounce back against London Irish (19:30 kick-off) while Agen take on FC Grenoble (18:30 kick-off). 

EDINBURGH V LONDON IRISH

Friday 19:30, Murrayfield
Preview to follow.

Edinburgh: 15 Dougie Fife, 14 Tom Brown, 13 Michael Allen, 12 Andries Strauss, 11 Otulea Katoa, 10 Greig Tonks, 9 Nathan Fowles, 8 Cornell Du Preez, 7 Hamish Watson, 6 Jamie Ritchie, 5 Alex Toolis, 4 Anton Bresler, 3 John Andress, 2 Neil Cochrane (c), 1 Rory Sutherland.
Replacements: 16 George Turner, 17 Grant Shiells, 18 Simon Berghan, 19 Magnus Bradbury, 20 Chris Dean, 21 Sam Hidalgo-Clyne, 22 Blair Kinghorn, 23 Damien Hoyland.

London Irish: 15 Topsy Ojo, 14 Alex Lewington, 13 Tom Fowlie, 12 Johnny Williams, 11 Andrew Fenby, 10 Shane Geraghty (c), 9 Darren Allinson, 8 Ofisa Treviranus, 7 Conor Gilsenan, 6 Blair Cowan, 5 Nic Rouse, 4 Eoin Sheriff, 3 Ben Franks, 2 Gerard Ellis, 1 Tom Court.
Replacements: 16 Jimmy Stevens, 17 Tom Smallbone, 18 Leo Halavatau, 19 David Sisi, 20 Joe Trayfoot, 21 Scott Steele, 22 Chris Noakes, 23 Fergus Mulchrone.


Date: Friday, December 18
Venue: Murrayfield
Kick-off: 19:30 GMT
Referee: David Wilkinson (Ireland)
Assistant Referees: Kieran Barry (Ireland), Barrie O’Connell (Ireland)


FC GRENOBLE V AGEN

Friday 18:30, Stade des Alpes

Preview to follow.


Grenoble: 15 Clément Gelin, 14 Tino Nemani, 13 Fabrice Estebanez, 12 Nigel Hunt, 11 Armand Batlle, 10 Jonathan Wisniewski, 9 Lilian Saseras, 8 Steven Setephano, 7 Henry Vanderglas, 6 Fabien Alexandre, 5 Mathias Marie, 4 Hendrik Roodt, 3 Dayna Edwards, 2 Laurent Bouchet, 1 Fabien Barcella.
Replacements: 16 Loick Jammes, 17 Denis Coulson, 18 Walter Desmaison, 19 Peter Kimlin, 20 Mahamadou Diaby, 21 Christophe Loustalot, 22 Gilles Bosch, 23 Robinson Caire.

Agen: 15 Benoit Sicart, 14 Filipo Nakosi, 13 Vincent Roux, 12 Pierre Fouyssac, 11 François Tardieu, 10 François Bouvier, 9 Paul Abadie, 8 Marc Baget, 7 Léo Bastien, 6 Denis Marchois, 5 Corentin Braendlin, 4 Jean-Baptiste Roidot, 3 Arthur Joly, 2 Marc Barthomeuf, 1 Quentin Bethune.
Replacements: 16 Jason Marshall, 17 Viliamu Afatia, 18 Giorgi Margvelani, 19 Nicolas Gal, 20 Clement Darbo, 21 Thibaud Mazzoleni, 22 Julien Heriteau, 23 Marius Deguilhem.


Date: Friday, December 18
Venue: Stade des Alpes
Kick-off: 19:30 local (18:30 GMT)
Referee: Tom Foley (England)
Assistant Referees: Craig Maxwell-Keys (England), Nigel Carrick (England)