Match Preview: 1st XV v Coventry, 21/01/2023

Ampthill welcome old friends Coventry to Dillingham Park in their first home fixture of 2023 on the back of a “much improved performance” against Ealing last weekend where the Mob secured a try-bonus point.

Head Coach Paul Turner makes only three changes to the starting XV this weekend with club legend Tongan prop Aleki Lutui making his first start of the season alongside Beck Cutting and  James Flynn in the front row.

Turner rotates his scrum-halves this week with Lewis Finlay getting the nod to start at nine with Ollie Fox on the bench. Joe Sproston is among the replacements this week for his first appearance since Hartpury in early December.

Ahead of the game, Turner comments “A much improved performance last Saturday against Ealing and we could have taken more away than the try-bonus point.

Despite the weather the squad have prepared well this week and are looking forward to facing an in-form Coventry side.”

Starting XV

1. James Flynn 2. Beck Cutting 3. Aleki Lutui 4. Charlie Beckett (c) 5. Cameron Boon 6. Harry Wilson 7. Josh Smart 8. Morgan Strong 9. Lewis Finlay 10. Tom Hardwick 11. Ben Harris 12. Joshua Bragman 13. George Worth 14. Conor Rankin 15. Tom Bacon


16. Syd Blackmore 17. Zac Nearchou 18. Rob Hardwick 19. Joe Sproston 20. Paddy Ryan 21. Ollie Fox 22. Gwyn Parks 23. Olly Hartley

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