Warren Seals will make his first start in the Greene King IPA Championship on Saturday when Yorkshire Carnegie take on Cornish Pirates and the South African says he is looking to make the most of the opportunity.

Last month, Seals had the chance to play at Aviva Premiership side Wasps down in Coventry on loan after Lee Blackett returned to his former club enquiring about fly half cover for the LV Cup campaign. Seals made his debut off the bench in a tough defeat at Sandy Park against Exeter Chiefs before starting the following week against the Ospreys at the Ricoh Arena in front of 11,409 spectators. Seals lined up alongside another former Carnegie player, Craig Hampson in the halves and kicked two conversions and a penalty in the 22-31 loss.

Reflecting on his time in Coventry, Seals says the experience was beneficial for him. He added, “It was a good experience and it was nice to carry on getting a few games under my belt after our matches in the British & Irish Cup. The time at Wasps kept my match fitness up and that has meant that, when I get a chance like this weekend, I am ready to go. It was a very good environment at Wasps. The players are very professional, as you would expect, and are a good bunch of players. I was able to pick up tips and experience from those Premiership players and that can only help me going forward.”

To read the interview in full with Warren Seals make sure you get your copy of Carnegie Times this Saturday.