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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 made ten changes, four of which are positional, to his side for this Sunday’s Aviva Premiership Rugby clash with London Irish at Headingley Carnegie, kick off 3pm.

England internationals Steve Thompson and Hendre Fourie return to the starting line up in place of Phil Nilsen and James Craig. Daniel Browne reverts to the second row instead of Craig to allow Fourie to come in at openside flanker. The other change in the pack sees Gareth Hardy come in at loosehead prop instead of Mike MacDonald, who is amongst the replacements.

The half backs are completely changed with Adrian Jarvis alongside Scott Mathie and Lachlan MacKay switches from fly half to inside centre. Luther Burrell comes into the centres alongside MacKay with Henry Fa’afili moving to the wing. Finally, Michael Stephenson moves to full back in place of Ceiron Thomas, who is amongst the replacements.

The squad in full is:

15. Michael Stephenson
14. Henry Fa’afili
13. Luther Burrell
12. Lachlan MacKay
11. Peter Wackett
10. Adrian Jarvis
9. Scott Mathie
1. Gareth Hardy
2. Steve Thompson
3. Phil Swainston
4. Daniel Browne
5. Marco Wentzel (c)
6. Kearnan Myall
7. Hendre Fourie
8. Alfie To’oala
16. Scott Freer
17. Mike MacDonald
18. Gareth Denman
19. Sean Hohneck
20. Danny Paul
21. Warren Fury
22. Ceiron Thomas
23. Scott Barrow


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