25th Jun, 2022

RUGBY UNION - Coventry name side for Championship Cup final

COVENTRY RFC have made one change to the starting side ahead of their Championship Cup final clash with Ealing Trailfinders this weekend.

Ryan Burrows returns to the starting lineup in the back row and will captain the side with Fred Betteridge dropping to the bench.

Coventry start with the same front row that won in Jersey last weekend with Toby Trinder, Jordon Poole and Phil Boulton playing ahead of James Tyas and Adam Peters who make up the second row pairing.

And Senitiki Nayalo and Josh Bainbridge occupy the six and seven jersey’s respectively with Josh Barton and Tony Fenner forming the half-back partnership.

Rob Knox plays at inside centre with Andy Forsyth at outside centre whilst Louis Brown starts at full back with James Martin and Rob Stevenson on the wing.

The trio of Fenner, Boulton and Burrows are all playing their last game of professional rugby having announced they will retire at the end of the current campaign.

On the bench, front row replacements include Suva Ma’asi, Luc Jeannot and Jake Bridges.

And Rhys Thomas and Fred Betteridge will provide options in the loose, whilst Fin Ogden, Tom Stanton and Sam Aspland-Robinson once again act as cover in the back line.


Coventry RFC’s starting XV

1 Toby Trinder

2 Jordon Poole

3 Phil Boulton

4 James Tyas

5 Adam Peters

6 Senitiki Nayalo

7 Josh Bainbridge

8 Ryan Burrows (C)

9 Josh Barton

10 Tony Fenner

11 James Martin

12 Rob Knox

13 Andy Forsyth

14 Rob Stevenson

15 Louis Brown



16 Suva Ma’asi

17 Luc Jeannot

18 Jake Bridges

19 Rhys Thomas

20 Fred Betteridge

21 Fin Ogden

22 Tom Stanton

23 Sam Aspland-Robinson

Coventry’s clash with Ealing Trailfinders takes place on Saturday, May 21 with kick-off at 3pm at Trailfinders Sports Club.

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