Squad selected for Sedgley test.
21st August 2015
The Knights side for tomorrow’s pre-season friendly with Sedgley Park has been announced.
In a game where the full squad will, in all likelihood, be utilised the Knights coaching staff have named a starting line up with six changes to the XV that began the game at Hull last Saturday.
In the backs Andy Bulumakau starts in midfield with Mat Clark shifting inside. Will Hurrell will make his first start since signing for the Club, having made a try-scoring debut from the bench. It is all change at halfback with Michael Heaney and Dec Cusack getting the nod and nine and ten respectively.
Upfront Jack Bergmanas will start at loose head, having come on at hooker last weekend WillGriff John continues at tight head with Ben Hunter making his first appearance of pre-season in the middle. The rest of the starting pack in unchanged with Falcons loanee Glen Young making his Castle Park debut.
There are a number of players set to make their Knights debuts among the replacements.
The relationship with Loughborough Students continues to pay dividends as fly half Josh Sharp accompanies classmate Harry Betts on the bench. Back row duo Matt Heaton and Jack Barnard will also get an opportunity to impress linking up with the Knights to provide cover for Latu Makaafi and Michael Hills.
Listen to Forwards Coach and second row Glen Kenworthy’s thoughts ahead of the Castle Park opener.
Starting XV; 15) Paul Jarvis, 14) Dougie Flockhart, 13) Andy Bulumakau, 12) Mat Clark, 11) Will Hurrell, 10) Dec Cusack, 9) Michael Heaney, 1) Jack Bergmanas, 2) Ben Hunter, 3) WillGriff John, 4) Glen Kenworthy, 5) Glen Young (Falcons), 6) Latu Makaafi 7) Michael Hills ©, 8) Ollie Stedman
Replacements; 16) Richard List, 17) Ted Stagg,18) Jake Armstrong,19) Harry Betts (L’boro), 20) Bevon Armitage, 21) Tyson Lewis, 22) Sam Edgerley, Blank) Joe Sproston, Blank) Brad Field, Blank) Josh Sharp (L’boro), Blank) Matt Heaton (Otley), Blank) Jack Barnard (Carnegie)
Kick off tomorrow is at 14:30 and entry is included as part of the Knights Season Ticket. Tickets will be available on the gate for non season ticket holders with adult entry starting at just £5. If you have not yet collected your Season Ticket booklet you can do so at tomorrow’s game.