Castres v Montpellier: Teams
At Stade Ernest Wallon, Friday May 25, kick-off 8.45pm
Last Updated: 25/05/12 9:14am
Castres will be gunning for revenge when they tackle Montpellier in the Top 14 play-offs on Friday.
Castres crashed out of play-offs at the same stage last season when they lost 18-17 at home to Montpellier.
However Castres will go into the game on the back of four straight wins and with the knowledge they have toppled Montpol twice in the regular season.
Castres have made just the one change to their line up with Thierry Lacrampe preferred at scrum-half ahead of Rory Kockott, who joins Seremaia Bai on the bench,
Montpellier, last season's surprise finalists, have been rocked by injury problems at scrum-half.
Julien Tomas and Benoit Pailllauge will miss out on the clash through injury so teenager Eric Escande will wear the No.9 shirt.
Montpellier, though, have been buoyed by news skipper Fulgence Ouedraogo and full-back Lucas Amorosino have been passed fit to play.
Castres: 15 Romain Teulet, 14 Romain Martial, 13 Max Evans, 12 Romain Cabannes, 11 Marc Andreu, 10 Pierre Bernard, 9 Thierry Lacrampe , 8 Matemini Masoe, 7 Yannick Caballero , 6 Ibrahim Diarra, 5 Joe Tekori, 4 Matthias Rolland, 3 Luc Ducalcon, 2 Mathieu Bonello, 1 Yannick Forestier.
Replacements: 16 Marc Antoine Rallier, 17 Saimone Taumoepeau, 18 Rodrigo Capo ortega, 19 Steve Malonga, 20 Rory Kockott, 21 Seremaia Bai, 22 Thomas Sanchou, 23 Karena Wihongi .
Montpellier: 15 Lucas Gonzales Amorosino, 14 Timoci Nagusa, 13 Thomas Combezou, 12 Santiago Fernandez, 11 Martin Bustos Moyano, 10 Francois Trinh-Duc, 9 Eric Escande, 8 Alex Tulou, 7 Mamuka Gorgodze, 6 Fulgence Ouedraogo, 5 Thibaut Privat , 4 Mickael De Marco, 3 Giorge Jgenti, 2 Agustin Creevy, 1 Juan Figallo.
Replacements: 16 Erasmus Jansen van Vuuren, 17 Naama Leleimalefaga, 18 Hendrikus Hancke, 19 Alikisio Fakate, 20 Remy Martin , 21 Paul Bosch, 22 Pierre Berard, 23 Maximiliano Bustos.
Sat 23rd May
Bayonne45 - 12La Rochelle
Brive27 - 0Stade Francais
Lyon29 - 24Grenoble
Montpellier17 - 29Clermont Auvergne
Racing Metro Paris53 - 10Castres
Toulon46 - 17Oyonnax
Toulouse23 - 22Bordeaux-Begles
Fri 29th May - Quarter Finals
Stade Francais0 - 0Racing Metro Paris
Sat 30th May - Quarter Finals
Toulouse0 - 0Oyonnax