Team News | Knights Named for Boxing Day Trip to Scottish
24th December 2021
Doncaster Knights look to claim a third away win for the season as we travel to the Richmond Athletic Ground to face London Scottish on Sunday, Dec 26.
Head Coach Steve Boden has made four changes to the starting XV who charted a bonus point victory over Coventry at Castle Park last weekend.
In the pack, George Edgson gets a rest week as George Roberts claims the starting hooker position with Will Holling named to the bench. Conor Davidson remains at loosened while Andrew Foster comes in for Gaz Denman, who drops to the bench.
The remainder of the pack is intact with John Kelly and Danny Drake the locks, Guido Volpi and Sam Hudson manning the flanks, and Thom Smith captaining the side from the eight position.
In the backs, there are a further two changes. Mark Best and Joe Margetts both drop out of the matchday side with Connor Edwards and Fraser Strachan given starts. Alex Dolly, Billy McBryde and Harry Davey maintain their positions for a second week to round out the backline.
On the bench, Ben Carlile, Josh Peters, last week’s debutant George Oram and the returning Sam Graham are the forward options. Joe Green and Sam Olver are also named to provide cover for the backs.
Kick off is at 15:00 and unfortunately there will be no live stream of the game. We will have updates on our Twitter throughout the game for fans to follow.
Starting XV | 15 Harry Davey; 14 Jack Spittle, 13 Fraser Strachan, 12 Connor Edwards, 11 Maliq Holden; 10 Billy McBryde, 9 Alex Dolly; 1 Conor Davidson, 2 George Roberts, 3 Andrew Foster, 4 John Kelly, 5 Danny Drake, 6 Guido Volpi, 7 Sam Hudson, 8 Thom Smith.
Replacements | 16 Will Holling, 17 Ben Carlile, 18 Gaz Denman, 19 Josh Peters, 20 George Oram, 21 Joe Green, 22 Sam Olver, 23 Sam Graham.