Rupert Cooper is the only addition to Nottingham Rugby’s starting XV for Friday night’s big clash with Yorkshire Carnegie at Lady Bay (7.45pm kick-off).

Head coach Martin Haag has included Cooper in his reshuffled his back row, which also includes Paul Grant and Ben Morris, after losing Rob Langley to injury during the week.

Amongst the replacements, dual-registered hooker from Worcester Warriors Jack Singleton returns, after impressing and scoring a debut try against Cornish Pirates in the B&I Cup two weeks ago, whilst forwards Joe Green and Matt Everard are also brought onto the bench.

The Green and Whites will be looking to build on their fantastic second half performance at Ealing last weekend, which saw them run in five tries after the break, coming away with 34-22 victory over the Trailfinders.

Team to face Yorkshire Carnegie:

15) Billy Robinson
14) Pila Iongi
13) Ben Woods
12) Heath Stevens
11) Sam Coghlan Murray
10) Dan Mugford
9) Darryl Veenendaal

1) Kieran Davies
2) Jon Vickers
3) Conor Carey
4) Toby Freeman
5) Dan Montagu (C)
6) Rupert Cooper
7) Paul Grant
8) Ben Morris


16) Jack Singleton
17) Tom Heard
18) Harry Morley
19) Joe Green
20) Matt Everard
21) Murray McConnell
22) Lawrence Rayner