Mont-de-Marsan vs Exeter by Sebmc

The game is La Rochelle - Exeter.


Most of French clubs don't care about Amlin Cup. La Rochelle is one of them. Indeed, the target of this club this season is to stay in Top 14. So, they make big turnover for every European games. La Rochelle is last of pool 2 with only 4 points. They were smashed by Connacht 48-12 during the first game before winning 25-13 at home against a mixed team of Bayonne.


For this game, regular players Uini Atonio, Jason Eaton, Romain Sazy, Peter Grant and Sireli Bobo are rest while Thomas Synaeghel and Hikaïro Forbes are injured. Moreover, key players Qovu and Gourdon will start on the bench. First row is very weak. . In lock, Eaton and Graham are missing. Big blow for line-out. Concerning lthebackline, the staff decided to make some test. for exemple usual midfield Botia will player winger, usual winger Alofa will play center. Barraque is 10 or 12 and will play 15, ..


Starting XV : Barraque - Botia, Alofa, Murimurivalu, Cler - (o) Le Bail, (m) Audy - Goujon, Djebaïli, Guyot - Cedaro, Grobler - Bourrust, Gélédan, Sénéca. Remplaçants : Van Vuuren, Pelo, Kaulashvili, Méron, Qovu, Gourdon, Fortassin, Gard.


Exeter is first of the pool. They lost in Bayonne but made a big turnover with some youngsters. They are impressive in Aviva Premiership where they are 3rd. Even if they will make 10 changes compared to last game against Saracens. However, the team remains good with main opener Steenson . The bench is very strong.


Exeter: 15 Byron McGuigan, 14 Matt Jess, 13 Adam Hughes, 12 Ian Whitten, 11 Tom James, 10 Gareth Steenson (c), 9 Haydn Thomas, 8 Kai Horstmann, 7 Ben White, 6 Dave Ewers, 5 Ryan Caldwell, 4 Mitch Lees, 3 Moray Low, 2 Luke Cowan-Dickie, 1 Brett Sturgess


Replacements: 16 Greg Bateman, 17 Carl Rimmer, 18 Alex Brown, 19 Dean Mumm, 20 James Scaysbrook, 21 Dave Lewis, 22 Ceri Sweeney, 23 Fetu'u Vainikolo


Exeter will be by far stronger in scrum. La Rochelle will lack of automatism at back. I thin that Exeter will win easily.


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Tip Bookmaker Odds * Stake Result
Exeter Ladbrokes 1.80 8 10-36 WON (+6.4 units)
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
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