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Poux included by Bordeaux

Three-time Heineken Cup winner Jean-Baptiste Poux has been drafted into Bordeaux's Challenge Cup pool-four decider against Edinburgh.

The 35-year-old former France and Toulouse prop takes a seat on the bench after being registered as an additional player for Friday night's Murrayfield clash.

Edinburgh sit just one point clear at the top of the pool, with either side still able to secure a home quarter-final.

The hosts have made two changes, with Nick McLennan replacing Jack Cuthbert at full-back and Hamish Watson slotting in for Roddy Grant in the back-row.

"We do not want an open game against them because that is what they will want and they will come here to play that way," said Edinburgh assistant coach Steve Scott.

"If we have a chance to kick for touch then we must find it because Bordeaux can attack from anywhere.

"They will try and take quick line-out throws and they will play a high tempo game.

"We have to continue the good work that our scrum put in against Lyon while we did well at stopping their maul and we will need to do the same against Bordeaux.

"We have standards in those areas and we have to maintain them and build on them to get a victory."


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