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Northampton are chasing progression by finishing as one of the three best runners-up but they must prevail at Lyon to achieve this.
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However, Boyd knows events in other games will also shape the quarter-final line-up. “We can’t control what will happen elsewhere but at the end of the day we have got to do one better than Gloucester do at Toulouse,” he said.
“It might be that a bonus point will get us there, it might be that four points does it or even five points might not get us there.
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“What we can control is our outcome and performance, and we go there with the best team for what we think is the right way to play against Lyon at home.”
LYON: 15. Toby Arnold; 14. Xavier Mignot, 13. Josua Tuisova, 12. Charlie Ngatai (capt), 11. Noa Nakaitaci; 10. Jonathan Wisniewski, 9. Sam Hidalgo-Clyne; 1. Xavier Chiocci, 2. Badri Alkhazashvili, 3. Francisco Gomez Kodela, 4. Virgile Bruni, 5. Hendrik Roodt, 6. Dylan Cretin, 7. Patrick Sobela, 8. Liam Gill. Reps: 16. Jeremie Maurouard, 17. Vivien Devisme, 18. Kevin Yameogo, 19. Etienne Oosthuizen, 20. Felix Lambey, 21. Jonathan Pélissié, 22. Ethan Dumortier, 23. Jean-Marcellin Buttin.
NORTHAMPTON: 15. George Furbank; 14. Ahsee Tuala, 13. Fraser Dingwall, 12. Andy Symons, 11. Ollie Sleightholme; 10. Dan Biggar, 9. Cobus Reinach; 1. Alex Waller (capt), 2. Mikey Haywood, 3. Owen Franks, 4. Alex Moon, 5. Courtney Lawes, 6. Tom Wood, 7. Lewis Ludlam, 8. Teimana Harrison. Reps: 16. James Fish, 17. Francois van Wyk, 18. Ehren Painter, 19. Api Ratuniyarawa, 20. Alex Coles, 21. Henry Taylor, 22. Rory Hutchinson, 23. Harry Mallinder.
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