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European Challenge Cup: Newcastle Falcons v Bordeaux-Begles


European Challenge CupVenue: Kingston Park Date: Saturday, 9 December Kick-off: 15:15 GMTCoverage: Live score updates on BBC local radio and on the BBC Sport websitePool One leaders Newcastle recall centre Tom Penny for the trip to second-placed Bordeaux-Begles.Penny has played only one game in 2017 after breaking his arm and then tearing an anterior cruciate knee ligament.Sam Lockwood also returns after a year out with an Achilles injury, as Falcons make 10 changes to the starting line-up which beat Northampton Saints.

Simon Hammersley and Josh Matavesi, plus forwards Calum Green, Mark Wilson and Gary Graham, retain their places.Newcastle Falcons: Hammersley; Tait, Penny, Matavesi, Radwan; Willis, Stuart; Lockwood, Sowrey, Wilson, Green, Witty, M. Wilson, Graham, Burrows.Replacements: Blamire, Vickers, Davison, Young, Orr, Hodgson, C. Wilson, Kibirige.Bordeaux-Begles: Ducuing; Cros, Uberti, Lonca, Fuatai; Jalibert, Lesgourgues; Taofifenua, Pelissie, Cobilas, Jones, Cazeaux, Diaby, Roumat, Houston.Replacements: Avei, Paiva, Poux, Gayraud, Woki, Doubrere, Volavola, Rey.
Source: BBC Tyne and Wear