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A 32-man squad has been named for Coventry’s first pre-season friendly of the summer against Nottingham at Butts Park on Saturday afternoon (KO 3:00pm).

Although the starting back-line contains familiar faces from the 2021 campaign, the pack includes two newcomers to the squad in the form of dual registered hooker Max Norey and Wales Under-20 international second row Rhys Thomas, as well as young flanker Tom Ball, who impressed in the warm-ups last February.

Meanwhile the replacements are dominated by newcomers, with Joe Jones, Jonathan Kpoku, Josh Bainbridge and Tom Griffiths all set to make their first outing for their new club.

Tom Emery is also in the squad after returning from his time with the GB Sevens squad during their pre-Olympic training.

Saturday’s game kicks off at 3:00pm and tickets remain available; just head to and save your tickets to your smartphone to be scanned at the entry points!

Pre-Season Friendly
Butts Park Arena
Saturday, August 28th, 2021
Kick off 3:00pm

15 Louis Brown; 14 James Martin, 13 Rob Knox, 12 Will Owen, 11 Rob Stevenson; 10 Evan Mitchell, 9 Josh Barton; 1 Toby Trinder, 2 Max Norey, 3 Phil Boulton, 4 Nile Dacres, 5 Rhys Thomas, 6 Senitiki Nayalo, 7 Tom Ball, 8 Ryan Burrows (capt)


Luc Jeannot, Joe Richardson, Joe Jones, Adam Peters, Jonathan Kpoku, Rouban Birch, Josh Bainbridge, Fred Betteridge, Joe Snow, Tony Fenner, Louis James, Ollie Betteridge, Tom Griffiths, Joe Brock, Tom Emery, Jake Bridges, Ben Meakin