The Coventry team has been named for the final pre-season friendly against Gloucester at Butts Park Arena on Saturday afternoon (KO 3:00pm).
More combinations are being tried by the club’s coaches as they continue their build-up towards the Championship opener against Doncaster on Saturday, September 18th.
Senitiki Nayalo, Josh Bainbridge and Ryan Burrows start in the back row for the first time, and with Evan Mitchell switching to full back Tony Fenner wears the number 10 shirt. Tom Griffiths and Rob Knox come together in the centres.
This is the first time that Gloucester will have played at Butts Park Arena, with two of England’s most storied and historic clubs coming up against each other for the first time since the mid-1990s. So this is another chance to be a part of a little bit of club history!
Gates open at 12noon and tickets are on general sale now via www.coventryrugby.co.uk/tickets
COVENTRY TEAM TO PLAY GLOUCESTER
Butts Park Arena
Saturday, September 11th, 2021
Kick off 3:00pm
15 Evan Mitchell*; 14 Rob Stevenson, 13 Rob Knox, 12 Tom Griffiths, 11 James Martin; 10 Tony Fenner, 9 Josh Barton; 1 Toby Trinder, 2 Ethan Caine, 3 Joe Jones, 4 Rhys Thomas*, 5 Nile Dacres, 6 Senitiki Nayalo, 7 Josh Bainbridge, 8 Ryan Burrows (capt)
Suva Ma’asi, Dan Richardson, Phil Boulton, Fred Betteridge*, Tom Ball*, Joe Snow, Will Owen, Andy Forsyth, Jake Bridges*, Ben Meakin*, Kit Smith*, Liam Stone*, Ollie Betteridge*. Elliott Gourlay, Jack Metcalf, Joe Brock*
* denotes Senior Academy player