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Knights named for Trailfinders Cup finale.  

The Knights squad to face Ealing Trailfinders in the Trailfinders Challenge Cup finale has been named.

Steve Boden has mixed up his selection for the final pre-season hit out before the Championship season starts on March 6th.

First starts are handed to George Roberts and Conor Joyce, having featured from the bench so far in the tournament. Bomber Hislop and Joe Jones retain their spots from last weekend as does lock Jerry Sexton.

Sam Graham and Guido Volpi returning having missed last weekend and Matt Challinor is promoted from the bench having featured in all three games so far.

It’s all change at half back with James Mitchell and Sam Olver returning to the XV, Harry Strong and Howard Packman are the only two survivors from last weekend’s starting back line.

Wasps loanee Tom Bacon will hope to build on an impressive debut at home against the Trailfinders with Kyle Evans and Mark Best back in the mix also.

On the bench Joe Pietrse will want to make an impact against his parent club with further front row reinforcement provided by Gaz Denman and Will Holling.

Sam Pocklington is back fit and hoping to make his first appearance the new campaign. Charlie Foley is back in the squad having sat out last weekend and Billy McBryde switches to the bench. Matt Smith & John Kelly complete the twenty-three.

Kick off tomorrow is at 15:00 with coverage starting at 14:30, stream the game via –

Watch forwards coach Nathan Smtih preview tomorrow’s game.


Knights XV | 15 Bomber Hislop (c), 2 George Roberts, 3 Joe Jones, 4 Matt Challinor, 5 Jerry Sexton, 6 Conor Joyce, 7 Sam Graham, 8 Guido Volpi, 9 James Mitchell, 10 Sam Olver, 11 Howard Packman, 12 Mark Best, 13 Harry strong, 14 Kyle Evans, 15 Tom Bacon

Replacements | 16 Josh Pietrse, 17 Will Holling, 18 Gaz Denman, 19 Matt Smith, 20 John Kelly, 21 Sam Pocklington, 22 Billy McBryde, 23 Charlie Foley

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