Perpignan, with Fernández as the starter and Landajo on the bench, receives Lyon this Saturday at 4:55 p.m. live on Star+

Perpignan will host Lyon for the third date of the Challenge Cup in what will be a very tough duel between teams from the Top 14. The Catalan team, which will seek to close the gap to the other French team in its group, will have among the starters Patrick Fernandez already Martin Landajo on the substitute bench. The meeting will be available from this Saturday at 4:55 p.m. Star+.

Lyon, the one with the best start to the season, will seek to maintain its good run. LOU started with a tight 19-13 against Gloucester and then comfortably outscored Dragon’s by 41-28.

For its part, Perpignan is coming off a rest day after beating Dragons 22-16 in what was the first day of the competition.

Formations:

Perpignan: 1. Mavinga, 2. Montgaillard, 3. Joly; 4. Faasalele, 5. Mahu; 6. Bachelier, 7. Arm, 8. Bertheau; 9. Rodor, 10. Perez; 11. Pujol, 12. Fernandez, 13. Sawailau, 14. Flat, 15. Dubios.

Substitutes: 16. Taofenua, 17. Berguet, 18. Ramasibana, 19. Montagne, 20. Flounder, 21. Forner, 22. Farnoux, 23. Fakatika.

Lyons: 1. Devisme, 2. Ivaldi, 3. Kaabeche; 4. Guillard, 5. Taofenua; 6. Lambey, 7. Falcoz, 8. Fainga’a; 9. Couilloud, 10. Sopoaga; 11. Niniashvili, 12. Parisien, 13. Mignot, 14. Dumortier, 15. Laporte.

Substitutes: 16. Charcosset, 17. Taofenua, 18. Bamba, 19. Vignolles, 20. Sobela, 21. Doussain, 22. Berdeu, 23. Regard.