Courage League Preview

Courage League Preview

Post by Elizabeth Goldenbe » Sat, 27 Apr 1996 04:00:00

From Bloomberg Sports:

Bath (1) vs. Sale (5)
Past record:  Bath leads series 3-1
First match this season:  Sale 18   Bath 30

Bath Capt. Phil de Glanville has been taken out of the line-up with an
injured hamstring.  Adebayo Adebayo moves to centre, and Audley Lumsden
take his place on the wing.  Sale restore Ireland scrumhalf Chris
Saverimutto who has fully recovered from his accidental collision with
teammate Charles Vyvyan at the 'Quins match a month ago.

Gloucester (8) vs. Saracens (9)
Past record:  Gloucester leads series 2-1
First match this season:  Saracens 19   Gloucester  16

Goucester reintroduce 7 forwards who were rested in midweek, bu the only
change in the backs is the recall of scrumhalf Scott Benton.  Saracens will
select from their full squad.

Leicester (2) vs. Harlequins (3)
Past record:  Leicester leads 6-5
First match:  Harlequins 25   Leicester 29

Flanker Neil Back and scrumhalf Aadel Kardooni, rested in the midweek game
against Gloucester, return for William Drake-Lee and Jamie Hamilton.
'Quins bring back Nick Walshe at scrumhalf for Rob Kitchin.  No. 8 Chris
Sheasby is out with a hand injury and centre Will Carling is out with an
ankle injury.

Orrell (6) vs. Briston (7)
Past record:  Bristol leads series 7-4
First match this season:  Bristol 33   Orrell 14

Orrell give a club League debut to former Sale No. 8 Andy McFarlane and
recall fulback Steve Taberner, who replace Simon Mason out with an ankle
injury.  Winger Dan Luger takes over from injured Graeme Smith.  Welsh
international Arwel Thomas is recalled by Briston at flyhalf for Mark
Tainon.

West Hartlepool (10) vs. Wasps (4)
Past record:  Wasps lead 3-1
First match this season:  Wasps 52   West Hartlepool 12

West Hartlepool made wholesale changes for this match.  These include a
debut for lock Karl Kragg, replacing Kevin Westgarth.  Chris Braithwaite is
at flyhalf for Wasps on rotation.  Jo Worsley wil play his first full match
instead of No. 8 Peter Scrivener, who is out with dislocated fingers.  Will
Green steps in at prop instead of Darren Molloy.

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