Nottingham Rugby head to Coventry on Saturday searching for their first win in three games and Head Coach Neil Fowkes is under no illusions of the quality the Green and White’s rivals possess.

The match will be the fourth time the Midlands sides have met this season, with both sides boasting a win over one another and a memorable draw at The Bay last year setting up an exciting finale tomorrow.

While the bragging rights will go to the winner, Head Coach Neil Fowkes is focused on his side delivering a strong performance, as a dip in form has been addressed in recent weeks.

Speaking ahead of the game, Fowkes said: “We’ve been working hard over the past few weeks to rectify some of the mistakes that we’ve shown in the last results and the boys know that we expect more from them.

“The lads did very well against Ealing last week and I’m hoping for an improved performance against our local rivals tomorrow.

“The previous fixtures had an amazing atmosphere and it’s been brilliant for both sides, I’m looking forward to another great game tomorrow.”

Full team to face Coventry:

15. Sean Scanlon
14. Jack Spittle
13. Luke Peters
12. Gearoid Lyons
11. Billy Robinson
10. Shane O’Leary
9. Darryl Veenendaal
1. Aniseko Sio
2. Ben Brownlie
3. Oisin Heffernan
4. Tom Holmes (C)
5. Shane Buckley
6. Jordan Coghlan
7. Will Owen
8. Josh Poullet


16. Luke Cole
17. Jamie Jack
18. Llewelyn Jones
19. Seb Cecil
20. George Cox
21. Murray McConnell
22. David Williams

Nottingham will then gear up for their final home match of the season when they face Jersey Reds on Friday 19 April.

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