Round-up: Wobbling Wasps can bounce back in cup, says Dallaglio

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Dallaglio said: "We've got a point to prove, and to do that we must put in our best performance of the season so far. Typically, French teams don't travel well, but Toulouse are different to other French teams - they're the best French team." Jon Dawson replaces Peter Bracken at prop, but Martin Purdy is out with a fractured arm. Toulouse have rested Yannick Jauzion, so the Wales captain, Gareth Thomas, moves to centre, Vincent Clerc comes in on the wing and Frédéric Michalak also returns.

In Pool One yesterday, Munster got their campaign off the mark with a five-try, 42-16 mauling of Castres in Limerick while Biarritz saw off a spirited fightback from Ulster to claim a 33-19 home win in Pool Four.

The Wales fly-half Steven Jones is set to return from a sprained right ankle for Clermont Auvergne against the Ospreys in Pool Three. The Ospreys, shock winners over Stade Français, welcome back the Wales lock Brent Cockbain.

In Pool Five, Reggie Corrigan will make his 50th Heineken Cup appearance at loose-head for Leinster in Glasgow while Malcolm O'Kelly starts in the second row. For Glasgow, Graydon Staniforth and Rory Lamont return at full-back and on the wing.

Newcastle are braced for a "scrap" when they tackle European Challenge Cup Pool Four opponents Borders in Galashiels. "We'll be playing on a soft, wet pitch and most of the game will be played under lights. So we're expecting an 80-minute scrap," Ross Nesdale, their coach, said.

The Australian rugby league import Paul Franze will team up in midfield with Mike Catt for London Irish in Pool Two against Parma at the Madejski Stadium.

Ben Cohen, recalled to the England squad after scoring six tries in the last four games, lines up on the wing for Northampton's Pool One visit to Bristol.

Henry Paul, handed a final warning and fined heavily by Gloucester for missing training, was a notable absentee as Bucharest were hammered 106-3 at Kingsholm in Pool Three.

Worcester kept Pool Five leaders Connacht in their sights with a 19-14 victory in Catania.

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