ANDY Forsyth makes his first league start of the season
for Nottingham in the Good Friday fixture at Doncaster that could
cement the Green and Whites' spot in the RFU Championship
SLOTS IN: Andy
Forsyth (centre) will make his first league start of the season
against Doncaster at Castle Park. PIC: Alison Bowden.
Forsyth, who has made eight appearances off the bench in the
Championship this season and started four games in the British and
Irish Cup, moves to inside-centre alongside Tim Streather.
It is one of two changes made by boss Martin Haag for the trip
to Castle Park after last week's narrow loss to competition leaders
The Green and Whites' losing bonus point against the Falcons was
enough of a consolation to move the second placed outfit 12 points
clear of Bristol in fourth and 13 points clear of Leeds Carnegie,
who have a game in hand, in fifth.
Hooker Shaun Malton slots into the front-row and makes his first
start for the club since Nottingham last travelled to South
Yorkshire in January.
Malton's inclusion sees double centurion Joe Duffey move to the
bench, with the Kiwi and centre Joe Munro both rested.
The shuffle among the backs sees fly-half Rory Lynn take his
place among the replacements.
Nottingham lock Nic Rouse said every added incentive to get the
better of the Knights will be needed as the rock-bottom hosts
battle to avoid the drop.
Rouse insists their record of six consecutive league wins,
dating back to October 2010, and the 11 places and 44 points that
separate them in the standings count for nothing.
"We have that extra motivation to get the win in Donny now, but
we are not going to ignore the fact that it is going to be a tough
challenge against a team that will throw everything at us," Rouse
"If and when we secure a play-off berth it doesn't mean we are
going to relax, because that is when the real hard work
Nottingham team to face Doncaster Knights at Castle Park
on Friday, March 29 (4.45pm kick-off):15 Andrew Savage 14
David Jackson 13 Tim Streather 12 Andy Forsyth 11 Alex Lewington 10
James Arlidge 9 Sean Romans; 1 Matt Parr 2 Shaun Malton 3 Michael
Holford 4 Dan Montagu 5 Nic Rouse 6 Rupert Cooper 7 Brent Wilson 8
Replacements from:16 Joe Duffey 17 Ryan Bower
18 Joe Quinn 19 Tom Calladine 20 Finlay Barnham 21 Rory Lynn 22 Joe