Team News | Knights Named for Hartpury Trip
19th November 2021
Doncaster Knights look to claim a second away win tomorrow as we travel to face Hartpury at the Alpas Arena.
Head Coach Steve Boden has made three changes to the starting XV who were victorious over Richmond at Castle Park earlier this month.
In the pack, Conor Davidson will debut at loosehead in place of Conrad Cade while fellow debutant Thom Smith replaces Sam Hudson on the flank. Ben Murphy could make his Knights debuts off the bench while Will Holling is named in the matchday side for the first time since his short-term loan to Premiership side, Wasps.
Henry Paul, Gaz Denman, Jack Davies and Sam Hudson round out the bench with which Boden has gone for a 6-2 forward-back split.
The backline remains unchanged, although Maliq Holden and Jack Spittle do switch wings. On the bench, the two replacements are Joe Green and Fraser Strachan.
With the few changes this week, Conrad Cade, George Edgson, Guido Volpi and Kyle Evans all drop out of the matchday 23.
Kick off is at 13:30 and supporters will be able to watch the England v South Africa game in the clubhouse following the match.
Starting XV | 15 Billy McBryde; 14 Maliq Holden, 13 Joe Margetts, 12 Mark Best, 11 Jack Spittle; 10 Sam Olver, 9 Alex Dolly; 1 Conor Davidson, 2 George Roberts, 3 Andrew Foster, 4 Danny Drake, 5 Josh Peters, 6 Thom Smith, 7 Sam Graham (c), 8 John Kelly.
Replacements | 16 Will Holling, 17 Henry Paul, 18 Gaz Denman, 19 Ben Murphy, 20 Jack Davies, 21 Sam Hudson, 22 Joe Green, 23 Fraser Strachan.