Knights named for Notts clash.
26th January 2018
The Knights return to Championship action on Sunday and name a strong side to face Nottingham at Lady Bay.
In what will be a battle between fifth and sixth in the league standings Griff and the coaching team make a handful of changes to the side the inflicted a first competition defeat on Leinster A in Dublin last weekend.
Fresh from scoring an 80 metre, try of the season contender Paul Jarvis retain his place at full back with Curtis Wilson recalled to the starting XV having missed the trip to Donnybrook. Tyson Lewis continues on the left hand side with the rest of the backline also unchanged from last Saturday.
Upfront there is a return for Colin Quigley who has recovered from a neck injury to partner Richard List and Ben Hunter in the front row and Matt Challinor and Tom Hicks continue to be the picks at lock.
The back-row has been shuffled somewhat with skipper Michael Hills and Jack Ram both recalled to the starting line up. There are joined by Josh Tyrell who will make his first Championship start following an impressive debut in Ireland.
On the bench there is a youthful trio of front row cover in the form of David Nelson, Jack Bergmanas and Joe Sproston. Morgan Eames and Alex Shaw complete the forward replacements with Tom James and Declan Cusack completing the match day squad.
Kick off on Sunday is at 15:00 & updates will be available on twitter.
Starting XV: 15) Paul Jarvis, 14) Curtis Wilson, 13) Lesley Klim, 12) Mat Clark, 11) Tyson Lewis, 10) Simon Humberstone, 9) Michael Heaney, 1) Richard List, 2) Ben Hunter, 3) Colin Quigley, 4) Matt Challinor, 5) Tom Hicks, 6) Jack Ram, 7) Michael Hills ©, 8) Josh Tyrell.
Replacements; 16) David Nelson, 17) Jack Bergmanas, 18) Joe Sproston, 19) Morgan Eames, 20) Alex Shaw, 21) Tom James, 22) Declan Cusack.