Cov Rugby Face Rosslyn Park

Coventry Rugby Club take on Rosslyn Park this afternoon at Butts Park Arena.

“We’re really looking forward to it – it’s a huge test,” said director of rugby, Rowland Winter to John Wilkinson. “Rosslyn Park are one of the form teams in the league, probably only Hartpury College have been in better form in recent weeks, and they beat us convincingly earlier in the season.

“We will need to be at the top of our game to win it, and we have to improve our all-round game from last week when we didn’t give ourselves top marks for our performance.

“We also have to step up the physicality and collision side Rosslyn Park will bring.

“But we’ve got a home record we are proud of and will be confident in front of our own supporters.”

COVENTRY: 15 Cliffie Hodgson, 14 James Stokes, 13 Heath Stevens, 12 Rob Knox, 11 Max Trimble, 10 Will Maisey, 9 Pete White, 1 Jimmy Litchfield, 2 Matt Price, 3 Phil Boulton (captain), 4 Tom Jubb, 5 Tom Poole, 6 Brett Daynes, 7 Olly Povoas, 8 Freddie Tuilagi.

Replacements: 16 Scott Tolmie, 17 Jake Byrne, 18 Sam Harry, 19 Sam Grasso, 20 Tom Wheatcroft.