NOTTINGHAM captain Brent Wilson returns to the
starting line-up for Sunday's RFU Championship clash with Plymouth
Albion at Meadow Lane (3pm kick-off).
CAP'N: Brent Wilson will lead the Green and Whites against
Plymouth this week. PIC: Alison Bowden.
The flanker, 31, was rested last week against Llandovery in the
British and Irish Cup and comes back in to replace Tom Calladine
who drops to the bench.
Nottingham boss Martin Haag has made seven further changes with
Matt Parr, Ryan Bower and Joe Quinn coming into the pack.
Injury sees Bower come in for Michael Holford at tighthead prop
and Joe Quinn slots in at lock after Dan Montagu struggled to train
during the week.
Parr returns to the starting XV after being rested last week
which sees Jonny Harris move back to the bench.
Joe Cobden, who this week signed a two year contract extension
which will see him remain at the club until the end of the 2014/15
season, retains his place at outside centre after coming on before
half-time in last week's win over the Drovers. He replaces
Tim Streather who was forced off with a hamstring injury.
Joe Munro, who also agreed a new one-year deal with Nottingham
this week, will partner Cobden in the centres with Andy Forsyth
dropping to the bench.
England under-20 international Harry Wells joins Nottingham from
Premiership neighbours Leicester Tigers on dual-registration and is
poised to make his debut after being named on the replacements
Haag said: "Harry is a talented young player and has trained
strongly this week and I'd like to thank Richard Cockerill for
letting him join us.
"We have made a few changes with guys like Holford, Montagu and
Streather struggling to overcome niggling problems in time for the
"This is a good opportunity for a number of players to come in
Nottingham Rugby team to face Plymouth Albion at Meadow
Lane on Sunday, March 3 - 3pm kick-off:15 Andrew Savage 14
David Jackson 13 Joe Cobden 12 Joe Munro 11 Alex Lewington 10 James
Arldige 9 Sean Romans 1 Matt Parr 2 Joe Duffey 3 Ryan Bower 4Joe
Quinn 5 Nic Rouse 6 Rupert Cooper 7 Brent Wilson 8 Alex Shaw.
Replacements from:16 Shaun Malton 17 Jonny
Harris 18 Harry Wells 19 Tom Calladine 20 Finlay Barnham 21 Rory
Lynn 22 Andy Forsyth.
LAST TIME THEY MET
Nottingham Rugby 31 (Montagu, Cobden, Jackson,
Lewington, penalty tries; Arlidge 3 conv) Plymouth Albion
22 (Arnott 2, Armitage tries; Roberts 2 conv; Roberts
Nottingham Rugby: Savage, Jackson, Cobden (sub:
Bradford 56), Munro, Lewington, Arlidge, Romans, Parr (Harris 65),
Duffey (Wright 19-22), Holford, Montagu, Rouse, Cooper, Wilson,
Shaw (Calladine, 73). Replacements not used: Quinn, Barnham,
Referee: G MacDonald