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Thompson and Fourie return for Leeds Carnegie

Thompson and Fourie return for Leeds Carnegie

Leeds Carnegie Head Coach Neil Back has recalled Steve Thompson and Hendre Fourie to his starting line up for this Sunday’s Aviva Premiership Rugby clash with Saracens after both were released from the England camp.

USA international Mike MacDonald also returns to the starting line up in place of Gareth Hardy whilst Daniel Browne will start in the second row in place of the injured Tom Denton.

Adrian Jarvis, who kicked three penalties on his debut off the bench last week in the 15-9 defeat to Leicester, starts this week with Ceiron Thomas recovering from the injury he picked up against the Tigers for a place on the bench. Otherwise the backline is unchanged from last week.

The squad in full is:

15. Leigh Hinton
14. Lee Blackett
13. Henry Faafili
12. Scott Barrow
11. Michael Stephenson
10. Adrian Jarvis
9. Warren Fury
1. Mike MacDonald
2. Steve Thompson
3. Phil Swainston
4. James Craig
5. Marco Wentzel (C)
6. Kearnan Myall
7. Hendre Fourie
8. Alfie Tooala
16. Phil Nilsen
17. Gareth Hardy
18. Juan Gomez
19. Daniel Browne
20. Jacob Rowan
21. Scott Mathie
22. Ceiron Thomas
23. Luther Burrell


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