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The teams have been named for Coventry Nighthawks’ trip to Cambridge University on Wednesday.

There is a blend of first teamers and Development Academy players in the match squad, including Tony Fenner, who lines up at centre for his first action of the season.

Cambridge University are unbeaten so far this season and include a pair of seasoned internationals in the scrum’s engine room for the first time together, namely James Horwill (62 caps for Australia) and Flip van der Merwe (37 caps for South Africa), who continue a tradition of southern hemisphere experience in the Light Blue shirts.

Kick off at Grange Road is at 7:30pm.

Grange Road, Cambridge
Wednesday, October 16th, 2019
Kick off 7:30pm


15 Joey Gatus; 14 James Elms, 13 Dougal Russell, 12 Rory Trinman, 11 Fergus Jemphrey; 10 Chris Bell, 9 Al Gilksten; 1 Charlie MacCallum, 2 Miles Huppatz, 3 Ed Harborne, 4 Flip van der Merwe, 5 James Horwill, 6 Tom Walton, 7 Sean McMahon, 8 Stephen Leonard (capt)

Replacements – Sam Schusman, Dan Collins, Iham Kasem, Rowan Beckett, Oliver Smart, Archie Smeaton, George Laing, Tom Mullaney, Joe Story, Tom Lovelace


15 Robbie Povey; 14 James Martin, 13 Paul Wells, 12 Tony Fenner, 11 Morgan Dayes; 10 Dan Lewis, 9 Will Flinn; 1 David Langley, 2 Sam McNulty, 3 Luc Jeannot, 4 Kalius Hutchinson, 5 Scott Russell, 6 Fred Betteridge, 7 Ben Nutley, 8 Ben Adams

Replacements – Ed Amoako, Ed Prowse, George Parker, Harry Mitcham, Louis Beer, Cam Sharpe, Max Titchener, Fin Creighton