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European Challenge Cup: Union Bordeaux Begles v Newcastle


European Challenge CupVenue: Stade Chaban-Delmas Date: Saturday, 21 October Kick-off: 17:30 BSTCoverage: Live on BBC local radio and live scores on the BBC Sport website, app and mobileNewcastle skipper Will Welch returns as one of six changes for the trip to Bordeaux in the Challenge Cup.Front rowers Scott Lawson and Jon Welsh, lock Callum Green and backs Josh Matavesi and Chris Harris all come in.Only four Bordeaux players remain from the side which thrashed Russian side Enisei-STM 57-17 last week.

Alexandre Roumat keeps his place, Matthieu Jailbert moves to full-back from fly-half while backs Jean-Baptiste Dubie and Pablo Uberti are retained.Newcastle: Tait; Harris, Mermoz, Matavesi, Radwan; Flood, Stuart; Vickers, Lawson, Welsh, Green, Robinson, Welch (capt), Graham, BurrowsReplacements: Sowrey, Mavinga, S Wilson, G Young, M Wilson, M Young, Cowell, WillisBordeaux Begles: Jailbert; Ducuing, Uberti, Naqalevu, Dubie; Hickey, Lesgourgues; Taofifenua, Felt, Cobilas, Jones, Marais (Capt), Tauleigne, Roumat, HoustonReplacements from: Avei, Paiva, Clerc, Aliouat, Woki, Gimbert, Schoeman, Talebula, Poux, Dufour, Gayraud, Diaby, Etcheverry
Source: BBC Tyne and Wear