Michalak's recent ankle injury has slowed him down a bit and Noveswould not say who will play alongside club No 10 Yann Delaigue. He hasshuffled his half-back combinations all season. "I don't know whether I'll play the first hour or come on asa replacement but I do know I'm fit and ready," Elissalde said.
Elissalde knows he will only please his hard-to-satisfy coach ifhe inspires Toulouse to a win at Twickenham. Noves, never one to hide his feelings, accused his player ofprofessional misconduct when he scored a 40-metre try for France against Wales inMarch. Elissalde, already struggling with injury, tore his hamstring andwas ruled out for nine weeks. He missed the Six Nations Grand Slam showdown with England and atone point it looked as if he would miss his second European final in successiveyears. "Let's just say I've got a lot to make up," he said. He missed last year's Lansdowne Road European Cup final win overPerpignan with a similar injury. "I'm really looking forward to Sunday'smatch," he said. "Wasps are a fast, powerful side but a bit one-dimensional.Hopefully there a few flaws to exploit." Noves expects his players to raise their game following lastSaturday's French championship play-off defeat to Stade Francais. Only the four semi-finalists in the French championship qualifyfor next season's European Cup and Toulouse, third in their pool behind StadeFrancais and Biarritz, face Wasps on Sunday and then tackle Biarritz in the championships three days later. "It looks as if we will have to beat Wasps to qualify forEurope next season," Noves said. "But the mark of a great side ispicking yourself up after a defeat." Noves was hoping Irish referee Alain Rolland kept a close eye onthe Wasps