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Will Maisey starts against Yorkshire Carnegie tomorrow

Andy Bulumakau and Will Maisey have recovered from injury to take their places in Coventry’s backline when Yorkshire Carnegie visit the Butts Park Arena tomorrow (3pm kick off).

Former Doncaster centre Bulumakau partners Heath Stevens in the centre, while Maisey is reunited with Tom Kessell at half back.

Tony Fenner has recovered from the illness that forced him off during the first half at Ealing last week to join forces with Junior Bulumakau and Max Trimble in the back three.

There is also positive news for director of rugby Rowland Winter in the forwards, where Tongan flanker Jack Ram has recovered from a knee injury to join Ben Nutley and Adam Peters in the back row.

They play behind a front five, which includes autumn-international-bound lock Dan Faleafa and former Carnegie hooker Phil Nilsen.

Former Saracens and Worcester tight head Bi Alo is in line to make his Cov debut from the bench.

Rowland Winter said:

“Carnegie are a fantastic club who have a very good squad. They have plenty of experience and playing quality and I’m sure they’ll come to us in the final game before the break for the cup wanting to pick up a win.

“They have a new director of rugby and a handful of new players, including five new signings made over the last week or so.

“They’re probably the team to watch in the league as they are currently under-performing and I’m sure they will climb the table as the weeks progress, so we are expecting a tough test.”

Coventry Rugby:

  1. James Gibbons
  2. Phil Nilsen
  3. Luc Jeannot
  4. Dan Faleafa
  5. George Oram
  6. Adam Peters
  7. Jack Ram
  8. Ben Nutley
  9. Tom Kessell
  10. Will Maisey
  11. Max Trimble
  12. Heath Stevens
  13. Andy Bulumakau
  14. Junior Bulumakau
  15. Tony Fenner


  1. Scott Tolmie
  2. Charlie Beech
  3. Biyi Alo
  4. Cameron Gray
  5. Latu Makaafi
  6. Pete White
  7. Sam Tuitupou

Advanced tickets for the IPA Greene King Championship clash, preferentially priced at £18 (seated), £15 (standing) and £2 (ages three to 16) are available before 4pm on Friday from the Butts Park Arena ticket office on 02476 231001.

Entry without an advanced ticket is also available on the gate.

Watch Rowland speak to BBC C&W’s Alec Blackman about tomorrow’s game below: