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Team News | Knights Named for Cup Round Two Trip to London Scottish

Doncaster Knights have named their team for Round 2 of the Premiership Rugby Cup as they travel to the Richmond Athletic Ground to take on London Scottish.

Director of Rugby Steve Boden and Head Coach Joe Ford have made 12 changes to the starting line-up that secured a bonus point 38-11 win over Cambridge at Castle Park last Friday night.

The front row is full of freshly debuted Knights as Harrison Courtnery and Corrie Barrett start at loosehead and tighthead with Harri Morris at hooker.

Evan Mintern returns to action for the first time this season as Ehize Ehizode is promoted from the bench to form the second row pairing with the Irishman.

The back row is another full of new signings as Fyn Brown and Archie Smeaton are named at blindside and openside flankers with Seb Nagle-Taylor at eight.

Ollie Fox comes in to make his first start as Billy McBryde makes his first appearance of the season captaining the team from fly half.

George Simpson and AJ Cant maintain their places in the back three with Jack Metcalf rounding out the trio. The centre partnership is a new one as Harry Davey comes in at outside centre with Connor Edwards on the inside.

On the bench, it could be a professional Knights debut for Knights Academy hooker Archie Upton. He’s joined by Conor Davidson and Karl Garside to form the replacement front row.

Adam Hopkinson, Rhys Tait and Harry Wilson round out the forward options.

For the backs, fresh from the announcement of their development deals with the first team, Knights Academy players Will Metcalfe and Tom Parkin are the cover.

Kick-off is at 15:00 at the Richmond Athletic Ground on Saturday, September 16, and live updates will be available on our Twitter throughout the match.


Starting XV | 15 AJ Cant; 14 Jack Metcalf, 13 Harry Davey, 12 Connor Edwards, 11 George Simpson; 10 Billy McBryde, 9 Ollie Fox; 1 Harrison Courtney, 2 Harri Morris, 3 Corrie Barrett, 4 Evan Mintern, 5 Ehize Ehizode, 6 Fyn Brown, 7 Archie Smeaton, 8 Seb Nagle-Taylor.

Replacements | 16 Archie Upton, 17 Conor Davidson, 18 Karl Garside, 19 Adam Hopkinson, 20 Rhys Tait, 21 Will Metcalfe, 22 Tom Parkin, 23 Harry Wilson.

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