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OCT

Nottingham ready to duel with Knights
Nottingham Rugby are out to seek another win in their Championship campaign on Saturday when they travel to Castle Park for a showdown against Doncaster Knights.

With Doncaster currently sitting fourth in the League table, Nottingham know that their opponents won’t go down easily and have been working hard in training.

Director of Rugby, Glenn Delaney, said: “We’re expecting a very physical challenge on Saturday up at Doncaster. They are one of the form teams this season and we know that playing them on their home patch will only add to the challenge.”

The Green and Whites are coming into the tie after a tough draw last week at Meadow Lane against last season’s runners-up, Cornish Pirates. Having worked up a 12-point lead going into the final quarter Nottingham will be keen this week to prove that they can maintain their level of performance and be strong finishers.

Delaney added: “We’ve trained well but we understand the demands that are in front of us. We are working hard to turn those narrow margins into winning margins.”

The team sees a few changes from the side that played Cornish Pirates last week. One change that has been forced sees leading try scorer David Jackson drop out of the team following a shoulder injury. Alex Lewington comes in to take his place.

Matt Parr comes in to the front row with Michael Holford dropping to the bench while Richard De Carpentier comes into the back row in place of Phil Eggleshaw.

The match kicks off at 2.30pm at Castle Park. The team will then return to Nottingham as they prepare to face London Scottish on Sunday 30th October at Meadow Lane for Ladies Day in aid of Breast Cancer Care.

Tickets for Ladies Day are still available and priced at just £20 for a VIP ticket, two course meal, luxury goody bag and much more.

Matt Parr
Joe Duffey
Ben Prescott
Craig Hammond (c)
Nic Rouse
Sione Kalamafoni
Richard De Carpentier
Alex Shaw

Nathan Jones
James Arlidge
Jack Cobden
Juan Socino
Ayoola Erinle
Alex Lewington
Kieran Hallett

Bench

Jimmy Stevens
Michael Holford
Matt Shields
Lee Morley
Phil Eggleshaw
Finlay Barnham
Charlie Hayter

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