Plymouth Trip For Cov Rugby

Cov Rugby travel to Plymouth Albion this afternoon (Kick off 3pm).

“It’s a huge test for us,” said Cov’s director of rugby, Rowland Winter to John Wilkinson. “They will be proud of their home record and desperate to maintain it, but it’s a good opportunity for us to go up against one of the top sides and have a good crack at it.

“They are a good, physical side, and we know we need to match them there before anything else which accounts in some way for the selection we have made.

“We’ve very much drawn a line under the defeat at Fylde last week and are putting all our attention into a strong performance tomorrow.”

COVENTRY: 15 Cliffie Hodgson, 14 Tom Howe, 13 Heath Stevens, 12 Tom Wheatcroft (captain), 11 Corey Hircock, 10 Tony Fenner (vice-captain), 9 Pete White, 1 Andy Brown, 2 Scott Tolmie, 3 Jimmy Litchfield, 4 Tom Poole, 5 Josh Peters, 6 Brett Daynes, 7 Olly Povoas, 8 Freddie Tuilagi.

Replacements:  16 Matt Price, 17 Phil Boulton, 18 Darrel Dyer, 19 Rob Knox, 20 Will Maisey.

Travelling reserves: Boris Stankovich, Tom Jubb, Sam Grasso, Brendan Burke.