Amlin Challenge Cup : Leeds v Stade Francais Preview And Team News

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Published: 11:24 17/10/2010

Leeds Carnegie have not been in the best of form this season losing all five of their Premiership games this season including home defeats to Bath and Saracens . Online bookmakers are offering free bets on all European Challenge Cup games this season . Leeds have made nine changes from the side that beat Steau Buchuresti in this competition retaining Michael Stephenson , James Tincknell, Luther Burrell , Warren Fury , Gareth Hardy and Tom Denton . England internationals Steve Thompson , Hendre Fourie and captain Marco Wentzel are among those returning for Leeds. Stade Francais have rotated their squad for the trip to Headingley ,Tom Palmer is included for the Parisians , who have named England international James Haskell , Mauro Bergamasco, Lionel Beauxis and Mathieu Bastareaud on a very impressive bench . The French side beat Crociati 57-6 last Friday and are odds on favourites to beat Leeds . Bookmaker William Hill offer odds of 1/2 about Stade Francais and this could prove to be one of the best bets of the day .Leeds target this year is very much survival in the Premiership whilst the Parisians have far more strength in depth . The Amlin Challenge Cup game is live on Sky Sports 2 from 6pm .

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