Coventry have the chance to take advantage of a 13-point lead in Sunday’s match to progress from the quarter-finals to the semi-finals of the Championship Cup.
However, Doncaster will certainly provide BPA with its toughest challenges thanks to an excellent championship campaign.
Four changes to the starting line-up took place at Castle Park in last weekend’s 22-35 win, the first of which came to the front row. Unfortunately, Matt Johnson will be absent through injury, so Toby Trinder and Jordon Poole will join Cardiff Met pupil Ollie Andrews, who will make his debut, to form the starting 3.
Poole will once again be given assumed captaincy for the team. second time in recent weeks. , aiming to lead directly from the front.
The identical second row duo of Adam Peters and James Tyas start together again. Two thirds of last week’s final line-up remained the same, with one notable change:
Josh Bainbridge and Fred Betteridge both retained their positions on the flanks, while Ryan Burrows was forced to withdraw due to injury to the wing. foot.
His loyal replacement returning from successful military service is Senitiki Nayaylo, who along with his Cov teammates will do their best to ensure that Buzz does not play his last match of not only in the Blue and White of Coventry but also in professional rugby itself.
The defense duo that will be aiming to lead the team into the cup semi-finals is the same duo that started well last week with Dan Babos and Tony Fenner. Fenner is another member of the squad who hopes his professional career can last at least another week with Sunday’s cumulative victory.
Will Owen’s injury causes one of two changes to the starting backline as Andy Forsyth moves up one place to 12th, alongside the electric Louis James at outside centre. James Martin and Louis Brown remain in the back three to start the match, with Sam Aspland-Robinson joining the starting XI in the 14s.
The five strikers will start the match on the counter bench. showing what was from a year ago last week. Suva Ma’asi, Luc Jeanott and Jake Bridges support in the front row, while Rhys Thomas and Tom Ball will look to make a widespread impact.
End Ogden again provides half cover, with two Robs in the form of R Knox and R Stevenson rounding out what looks to be a dangerous bench with plenty of experience.
Sunday’s quarter-final second leg against Doncaster Knights kicks off at 3pm at Butts Park Arena and we can’t wait to see you all there!
1.Toby Trinder 2.Jordon Poole (c) 3.Ollie Andrews 4.James Tyas 5.Adam Peters 6.Fred Betteridge 7.Josh Bainbridge 8.Senitiki Nayalo 9.Dan Babos 10.Tony Fenner 11.James Martin 12. Andy Forsyth 13.Louis James 14.Sam Aspland-Robinson 15.Louis Brown
16.Suva Ma’asi 17.Luc Jeanott 18.Jake Bridges 19.Rhys Thomas 20.Tom Ball 21.Fin Ogden 22.Rob Knox 23. Rob Stevenson