Greens in cup ac­tion

Nottingham Post - - SPORT -

NOT­TING­HAM Rugby head coach Neil Fowkes will be hop­ing to build on last week­end’s vic­tory when his team face York­shire Carnegie in the fifth round of the Cham­pi­onship Cup on Sun­day at The Bay.

The Green and Whites kept their cup hopes alive when they beat Coven­try 33-24 and, while they cur­rently sit bot­tom of Pool 1, they could still progress if re­sults go their way.

Shane O’leary re­turns to the side at fly-half, re­plac­ing Will Mil­lett, fol­low­ing his re­turn from in­ter­na­tional duty with Canada, who qual­i­fied for the Rugby World Cup af­ter win­ning the repechage tour­na­ment in France.

Luke Peters also re­turns to the side at cen­tre af­ter be­ing rested last week.

He is joined in the backs by Cal­lum Sirker who will play on the wing.

In the pack, Aniseko Sio starts, re­plac­ing James Pen­man, with Mike Daniels re­turn­ing to the side in the front row.

Fowkes said: “York­shire are a fan­tas­tic side who are gath­er­ing mo­men­tum with some new sign­ings, they will un­doubt­edly be a tough test for us.”

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