NOTTINGHAM scrum half Sean Romans says the Green and
Whites are determined to pick up against Jersey where they left off
against London Scottish last week.
barking orders to the scrum against London Scottish. PIC Alison
It's the self-belief shown in the 54-9 victory that the New
Zealander vows the East Midlands club will strive to replicate in
their second home game at Meadow Lane in nine days.
"What we showed last week was a bit of confidence," Romans
"It just showed that we can be dangerous off quick ball and we
are dangerous when we hold the ball, get into high phase counts and
keep pressure on for periods."
"The forwards did a fantastic job, the set pieces were great and
you can see the difference that quick ruck ball makes when it opens
a whole lot of possibilities for playmakers."
"By no means was it an excellent performance. We've looked
through the game and there are definitely bits that we weren't
happy with, but it's a good result to get after a few losses and
something to really build on now."
Nottingham step out in their new, hot pink, charity shirt on
Sunday (3pm kick-off), but that is the biggest change this
Green and Whites head coach Martin Haag makes just one
alteration to his starting XV to face the RFU Championship
newcomers, with Jack Cobden named on the right wing.
Haag is keen to see the fully fit 23-year-old (pictured) in
action, ushering him in to replace David Jackson.
struck by a foot injury in the final two weeks of pre-season,
Cobden has been forced to cool his heels in the opening month of
He returned to full training a fortnight ago and has pressed a
compelling case for selection.
With Jackson and up-and-comer Ryan Hough featuring on the wing
already this season, Haag is eager to rotate his options.
"We have depth in the position and like Houghy before him,
Jacko has done a great job for us in the three games he's played
and got better with every game," Haag said.
"Cobo hasn't had a run yet this season and I want to see him in
Nottingham Rugby team to take on Jersey at Meadow Lane
Stadium on Sunday, October 7 (3pm kick-off):15 Andrew
Savage 14 Jack Cobden 13 Tim Streather 12 Joe Munro 11 Rhys Crane
10 James Arlidge 9 Sean Romans 1 Matt Parr 2 Joe Duffey 3 Michael
Holford 4 Dan Montagu 5 Nic Rouse 6 Rupert Cooper 7 Brent Wilson
(c) 8 Alex Shaw.
Replacements bench: 16 Scott Wright 17 Johnny Harris 18 Joe
Quinn 19 Tom Calladine 20 Finaly Barnham 21 Rory Lynn 22 Joe