RUGBY UNION: Jones rings the changes

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London Welsh head coach Lyn Jones has rung the changes for today’s Amlin Challenge Cup tie against Stade Francais at the Kassam Stadium (3pm).

Full back Alex Davies and right wing Ashley Smith make their seasonal debuts, while Ryan Davis comes in at inside centre, and Nick Runciman takes over at scrum half.

In the pack, Arthur Joly makes his first start for Welsh at tight head in place of Paulica Ion.

Russian international Kirill Kulemin, who is 32 today, comes into the second row alongside Matt Corker. Captain Jonathan Mills moves from the second row to blindside flanker in place of Daniel Browne.

London Welsh: Davies, Smith, Lewis, Davis, Scott, Henson, Runciman, Montanella, George, Joly, Kulemin, Corker, Mills (capt), Denbee, Jackson. Reps: Bateman, Bristow, Ion, Purdy, Williamson, Keats, Whatling, Jewell.

Stade Francais: Bonneval, Arias, Vuidarvuwalu, Contepomi, Fainifo, Plisson, Bezy, Tomiki, Rabadan, Burban, Van Zyl, Guillemain, Slimani, Bonfils, Zhvania. Reps: Van Vuuren, Bécasseau, Attoub, Garrault, Chollon, Rubio, Gomez Lopez, Sinzelle.

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