The Gironde staff made eight changes in their starting XV compared to the winners of Racing 92 (21-5) last week, to challenge Montpellier this Saturday as part of the 18th day of Top 14. With a first association in the center made up of Tani Vili and Ben Tapuai, in the absence of Nicolas Depoortère, holder with the XV of France, and Pablo Uberti, spared.

Up front, Argentinian second-row Guido Petti makes his return. In the third row, Marko Gazzotti and Antoine Miquel will surround the irremovable Tevita Tatafu. Thomas Jolmes, missing from the radar since the end of January, is back on a six-forward bench.