Coventry Rugby Club travel to Blaydon tomorrow.
Cov have yet to win at Crow Trees with one draw and five defeats from six visits, and they can expect another difficult time tomorrow with Blaydon showing four wins from their last six games – including a victory over Birmingham Moseley last week – as they fight to avoid relegation.
“It’s a tough place to go to, but we’ve picked a team we feel can do the job in the conditions we are likely to face,” said director of rugby, Rowland Winter to John Wilkinson.
“It’s a good team with a strong bench who are all expected to add input and make an impact when they go on.”
Kick-off is 2.30pm.
COVENTRY: 15 Cliffie Hodgson, 14 Tom Howe, 13 Heath Stevens, 12 Tom Wheatcroft, 11 James Stokes, 10 Tony Fenner, 9 Sam Grasso, 1 Jimmy Litchfield, 2 Matt Price, 3 Phil Boulton, 4 Tom Poole, 5 Tom Jubb, 6 Darrel Dyer, 7 Sam Harry, 8 Freddie Tuilagi.
Replacements: 16 Jake Byrne, 17 Scott Tolmie, 18 Brett Daynes, 19 Will Maisey, 20 Rob Knox.