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Knights side named for County clash.

The Knights team that will take on Yorkshire Carnegie in Sunday’s derby at Headingley has been named.

DoR Clive Griffiths has gone with a largely unchanged side from the one that lost out to Worcester Warriors last weekend.

Upfront Tom Davies makes his first start of the season as he replaces Richard List at loose head, joining Ben Hunter and Colin Quigley in the front row. At lock, Jon Phelan makes his Knights competitive debut switching with fellow Canadian Tyler Hotson. The back row remains unchanged, skipper Michael Hills and Latu Makaafi start on the flanks with Alex Shaw at number 8.

The Knights back line will remain unchanged for a third straight game and on the bench Paul Roberts replaces Phil Eggleshaw, who will get game time on loan with Hull Ionians.

15 Paul Jarvis
14 Dougie Flockhart
13 Mat Clark
12 Bevon Armitage
11 Tyson Lewis
10 Jamie Lennard
9 Tomasi Palu

1 Tom Davies
2 Ben Hunter
3 Colin Quigley
4 Matt Challinor
5 Jon Phelan
6 Latu Makaafi
7 Michael Hills (C)
8 Alex Shaw

Replacements; 16 Richard List, 17 Jack Bergmanas, 18 Ross Davies, 19 Tyler Hotson, 20 Paul Roberts. 21 Andy Bulumakau, 22 Bruno Bravo.

KO this Sunday at Headingley Carnegie – 14:30.

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