After a fortnight away on Cup duties, Yorkshire Carnegie return to action in the Greene King IPA Championship this Sunday when they welcome Hartpury to Emerald Headingley, kick off 3pm.

There are eight changes to the side that defeated Jersey Reds last week at Scarborough. Three of the new faces come in the back line with George Watkins returning on the wing, Andy Forsyth at centre and Alex Davies starting at scrum half.

In the forwards, Charlie Beech has been ruled out through illness, so James Thraves starts at tight head prop with Marc Thomas in at loose head. 20-year-old hooker Harry Newborn makes his first start in the Championship after four starts in the Cup this season having retained his place from last week.

Jack Whetton comes in for Matt Smith in the second row and Ben West replaces Josh Bainbridge in the back row, with Smith and Bainbridge both amongst the replacements. Richard Beck comes in for Ollie Stedman at number eight.

On the bench, new loan signing Kevin Bryce is included as is fellow prop Charlie Capps, who returns after missing out through injury last week. Hooker Jordon Poole could make his first appearance in the Championship this season after being named on the bench.

The team in full is:

15. Chris Elder
14. George Watkins
13. Andy Forsyth
12. Fred Burdon
11. Stevie McColl
10. Pete Lucock
9. Alex Davies
1. Marc Thomas
2. Harry Newborn
3. James Thraves
4. Jack Whetton
5. Mike Myerscough
6. Ben West
7. Richard Mayhew (c)
8. Richard Beck

16. Jordon Poole
17. Charlie Capps
18. Kevin Bryce
19. Matt Smith
20. Josh Bainbridge
21. Will Homer
22. Callum Irvine