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Nottingham Look to Build on Plymouth Victory

Nottingham Rugby head to Clifton Lane on Saturday (23rd November) looking to build on their victory over Plymouth Albion when they face Rotherham Titans in the Greene King IPA Championship.

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The Green and Whites bounced back from defeat at Moseley to secure a much needed victory at Meadow Lane, securing a 15-10 win over Albion in their last outing. 

Nottingham Head Coach Martin Haag was pleased with the determination that his side showed in what was a much improved performance in comparison to the previous week.

He said, "I was pleased with the application the lads showed against Plymouth coupled with the determination to get the result.  It was a close match with not many chances for either side so to come out on top showed character.

"Our defence has been very good all season and it was nice for the effort to get rewarded in what was a low scoring game.  We saw what Plymouth are capable of when we met them in the British and Irish Cup earlier in the season, so to limit them to 10 points was an achievement we can be proud of."

Haag continued, "Rotherham have looked a very decent side this year and have been playing some expansive rugby which has seen them sit in the top three positions all season.  They are always a tough proposition at Clifton Lane, with a powerful pack giving them a good platform.  They are well coached and Lee Blackett has bolstered his side with the likes of Williams, Tooala and Socino. We know that we'll have to be at the top of our game if we want to continue climbing the table."

Nottingham have made an enforced change at hooker which sees Alun Walker come in for the injured Jon Vickers.  Otherwise the pack remains unchanged.

In the backs, Javiah Pohe comes in at inside centre with Joe Munro moving to 13.  Ed Styles moves to full back and Henry Purdy comes in on the right wing in place of Sean Morris.  Matthew Jarvis moves to the bench.

Nottingham team to face Rotherham Titans:

15) Ed Styles
14) Henry Purdy
13) Joe Munro
12) Javiah Pohe
11) Ryan Hough
10) Rory Lynn
9)   Finlay Barnham

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


16) Harry Thacker
17) Harry Williams
18) Kiefer Laxton
19) Joe Burton
20) Sean Romans
21) Matthew Jarvis
22) Jacob Knight


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