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Nottingham 15 vs Plymouth Albion 10 - Match Preview

Nottingham Rugby have made a number of changes to their starting line-up for the visit of Plymouth Albion in the Greene King IPA Championship on Sunday (17th November).


Moseley

An injury to Rupert Cooper, sustained in last weekend's 29-15 defeat at Moseley, sees Tom Calladine move to the flank and Alex Shaw return at number 8.  Jon Vickers returns from injury in the front row with Alun Walker making way.

Behind the scrum, Finlay Barnham gets his first start of the season at scrum half following an impressive run out against Moseley.  Sean Romans moves to the bench.

Matthew Jarvis and Rory Lynn swap places, with the former moving from fly half to full back.  Nottingham also welcome Ryan Hough back from injury on the wing, where he replaces Tom Chapman.

Nottingham Head Coach Martin Haag said, "We weren't at our best last weekend and didn't get the consistency of performance that we'd been looking for.  Having said that, there were some things that we did well and that gives us something to build on this weekend.  The pack, in particular, went well last weekend, so if we can continue that and find some improved accuracy in other aspects of our game then we'll be heading in the direction we want."

The match also marks Ladies Day at the club and the players will be donning their famous pink shirts.  These will be auctioned off after the match with a donation from the sales being made to Maggie's Cancer Caring Centres.

Nottingham team to face Plymouth Albion:

15) Matthew Jarvis
14) Sean Morris
13) Ed Styles
12) Joe Munro
11) Ryan Hough
10) Rory Lynn
9)   Finlay Barnham

1)   Ryan Bower
2)   Jon Vickers
3)   Michael Holford
4)   Neilus Keogh
5)   Dan Montagu
6)   Tom Calladine
7)   Brent Wilson (c)
8)   Alex Shaw

Replacements

16) Alun Walker
17) Harry Williams
18) Joe Burton
19) Kiefer Laxton
20) Sean Romans
21) Jacob Knight
22) Harrison Lee-Everton