Heineken Cup - Fit Rossouw named in Toulon's team

South African flanker Danie Rossouw has been included in Toulon's starting line-up for Saturday's Heineken Cup final against Clermont Auvergne after shaking off a knee injury.

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Toulon's Danie Rossouw in action against Saracens (PA)

Rossouw will start the match in Dublin alongside Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe and Chris Masoe while France international fly-half Frederic Michalak is on the bench.

Toulon have named an unchanged side from the one that started the 24-12 semi-final victory over Saracens.

Top 14 leaders Clermont have been boosted by captain Aurelien Rougerie's recovery from a thigh injury he picked up almost a month ago in a league game against Toulouse.

Flanker Gerhard Vosloo is also fit after successfully nursing a thigh injury.

Toulon:

15-Delon Armitage; 14-Rudi Wulf, 13-Mathieu Bastareaud, 12-Matt Giteau, 11-Alexis Palisson, 10-Jonny Wilkinson (captain), 9-Sebastien Tillous-Borde, 7-Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe, 8-Chris Masoe, 6-Danie Rossouw; 5.Nick Kennedy, 4.Bakkies Botha; 3-Carl Hayman, 2-Sebastien Bruno, 1-Andrew Sheridan

Replacements:

16-Jean-Charles Orioli, 17-Gethin Jenkins, 18-Davit Kubriashvili, 19-Joe van Niekerk, 20-Steffon Armitage, 21-Maxime Mermoz, 22-Frederic Michalak, 23-Jocelino Suta

Clermont:

15-Lee Byrne, 14-Sitiveni Sivivatu, 13-Aurelien Rougerie (captain), 12-Wesley Fofana, 11-Napolioni Nalaga, 10-Brock James, 9-Morga Parra, 8-Damien Chouly, 7-Gerhard Vosloo, 6-Julien Bonnaire, 5-Nathan Hines, 4-Jamie Cudmore, 3-Davit Zirakashvili, 2-Benjamin Kayser, 1-Thomas Domingo

Replacements:

16-Ti'i Paulo, 17-Vincen Debaty, 18-Clement Ric, 19-Julien Pierre, 20-Julien Bardy, 21-Ludovoc Radosavljevic, 22-David Skrela, 23-Regan King

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