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Adam Peters returns from a hamstring strain against Nottingham on Sunday.

Adam Peters returns from injury to wear Coventry’s No.8 shirt at Nottingham on Sunday.

After featuring prominently in his club’s opening nine league games, the former Rotherham forward missed much of Cov’s Championship Cup pool stage campaign with a hamstring problem.

Peters, who replaces concussion victim Dan Faleafa, joins Tongan international flankers Jack Ram and Latu Makaafi in a starting pack which is otherwise unchanged for a third consecutive week.

This means George Oram partners Tom Jubb in the engine room, while Charlie Beech and Phil Nilsen pack down alongside skipper Phil Boulton in the front row.

Cov’s coaching group have also opted for the ‘same again’ half-back combination of Tom Kessell and former Nottingham No.10 Will Maisey for a fourth consecutive week.

Two further men with East Midlands connections – James Stokes and Max Trimble – are joined in the back three by the in-form Rob Knox whose move from outside centre allows Sam Tuitupou to partner Tony Fenner in midfield.

Among an impactful bench the return of fit-again Leicester forward James Voss catches the eye, while the reappearance of David Halaifonua after an eight-week absence will be keenly awaited by the travelling Coventry contingent.

Coventry Rugby:

  1. Charlie Beech
  2. Phil Nilsen
  3. Phil Boulton ©
  4. Tom Jubb
  5. George Oram
  6. Latu Makaafi
  7. Jack Ram
  8. Adam Peters
  9. Tom Kessell
  10. Will Maisey
  11. Max Trimble
  12. Sam Tuitupou
  13. Tony Fenner
  14. Rob Knox
  15. James Stokes


  1. Scott Tolmie
  2. James Gibbons
  3. Bi Alo
  4. James Voss
  5. Ben Nutley
  6. Pete White
  7. David Halaifonua

 Director of rugby Rowland Winter said:

“It’s great to get back into the league campaign and we’re really looking forward to going back to Nottingham.

“We’re in confident mood after performing well against them three weeks ago in the cup tie and seek to go one step further and get a win this time.”