Bath Rugby have been boosted by the return of England lock Dave Attwood for their crunch European Rugby Challenge Cup semi-final with Stade Francais.
The returning Attwood has not played this year after he was sidelined with a knee injury. But he is back to strengthen the Bath pack alongside Wales international Luke Charteris. They will scrum down behind a front-row of Nathan Catt, Ross Batty and Kane Palma-Newport.
Bath's pride of British and Irish Lions all start at Stade Jean Bouin after being included in Warren Gatland's 41-man squad on Wednesday. Taulupe Faletau is at no.8 alongside Francois Louw and Tom Ellis, while Jonathan Joseph and Anthony Watson take their place in an exciting backline.
George Ford did not make the cut for initial selection but will be looking to impress alongside Kahn Fotuali'i.
Director of rugby Todd Blackadder, said: "This is a huge opportunity for the Club to make it into a European final and we'll be leaving no stone unturned to progress. It's great to have Dave (Attwood), Robbie (Fruean) and Garvs (Matt Garvey) back in contention and I have no doubt that their experience will be crucial this weekend.
"Stade Francais are a very physical side with world-class players across the park, so we will have to be at our very best to ensure we are on right side of the result on Sunday."
Stade will be fully loaded as they aim to continue their resurgence in form and reach the BT Murrayfield final. France internationals Rabah Slimani, Jules Plisson, Jonathan Danty, Hugo Bonneval and Dijbril Camara all start.
The evergreen Italy talisman Sergio Parisse will do battle with Faletau after being named at no.8, linking up with Wallabies star Will Genia, who is enjoying his first appearance in the European knockout rounds.
Stade Français: Hugo Bonneval; Waisea Vuidarvuwalu, Geoffrey Doumayrou, Jonathan Danty, Djibril Camara; Jules Plisson, Will Genia; Zurabi Zhvania, Laurent Panis, Rabah Slimani, Hugh Pyle, Paul Gabrillagues, Antoine Burban, Sylvain Nicolas, Sergio Parisse.
Reps: Craig Burden, Heinke Van der Merwe, Paul Alo Emile, Pascal Papé, Jonathan Ross, Julien Dupuy, Morné Steyn, Julien Arias.
Bath Rugby: Anthony Watson; Semesa Rokoduguni, Jonathan Joseph, Ben Tapuai, Matt Banahan; George Ford, Kahn Fotuali'i; Nathan Catt, Ross Batty, Kane Palma Newport, Luke Charteris, David Attwood, Tom Ellis, Francois Louw, Taulupe Faletau.
Reps: Nathan Charles, Beno Obano , Shaun Knight, Elliott Stooke, Matt Garvey, Chris Cook, Rhys Priestland, Robbie Fruean.