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Team News | Knights Named for Cup QF Second Leg

Doncaster Knights will this Sunday, May 8, travel to Butts Park Arena to face Coventry in the second leg of the Championship Cup quarter final. 

Head Coach Steve Boden has made eight changes to the starting XV who were defeated 22-35 by Coventry at Castle Park last weekend.

In the pack, the front row will feature Conor Davidson, George Roberts and Sale Sharks loanee, Cal Ford. In the second row, John Kelly and Ben Murphy will pair again. And, in the back row, a change sees Sam Graham return to captain the side with Sam Hudson and Thom Smith rounding out the trio.

At half back, Alex Dolly and Sam Olver combine. Maliq Holden and Kyle Evans man the wings with Harry Davey moving to full-back. The centre pairing will be formed by Fraser Strachan and Connor Edwards.

On the bench, another Sale Sharks loan player Ben Carlile and former Coventry man Matt Woodward, join Will Holling in the replacement front row. Jack Davies and Guido Volpi cover the second and back row. 

For the backs, the replacements are Joe Green, Mark Best and Joe Margetts.

Kick off is at 15:00 at Butts Park Arena and live updates will be available on our Twitter throughout the match. 


Starting XV | 15 Harry Davey; 14 Kyle Evans, 13 Connor Edwards, 12 Fraser Strachan, 11 Maliq Holden; 10 Sam Olver, 9 Alex Dolly; 1 Conor Davidson, 2 George Roberts, 3 Cal Ford, 4 John Kelly, 5 Ben Murphy, 6 Sam Hudson, 7 Sam Graham (c), 8 Thom Smith.

Replacements | 16 Will Holling, 17 Ben Carlile, 18 Matt Woodward, 19 Jack Davies, 20 Guido Volpi, 21 Joe Green, 22 Mark Best, 23 Joe Margetts.

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