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TEAM NEWS: Dan Pullinger to make his first Plymouth Albion league start


PROP Dan Pullinger will make his first league start for his hometown club on Saturday when already-relegated Plymouth Albion bring the curtain down on their troubled season against Doncaster Knights at Brickfields (3pm).

The 20-year-old tight-head takes the place of Canadian international Andrew Tiedemann and will line-up alongside Tom Harrison and James Penman, who made their first league starts of the campaign last weekend at Moseley.

Also coming into the team are Toby Howley-Berridge, Mark Kohler, Tom Hicks and Alistair Bone, with Ben Woods, Jake Henry, Neale Patrick and Rhys Oakley dropping out.

Henry and Oakley both had to go off early at Moseley due to injuries, with player-coach Oakley suffering a spiral fracture of his lower leg which has needed a plate inserted.

However, the better news for Albion is that Iain Grieve has been passed fit to play after taking a heavy bang at Billesley Common.

Doncaster include former Plymouth players Bevon Armitage, Tyson Lewis, Paul Roberts and Tyler Hotson in their starting line-up for Saturday’s game.

Plymouth Albion: 15 Lawrence Rayner, 14 Jack Arnott, 13 Toby Howley-Berridge, 12 Marc Koteczky, 11 Mark Kohler, 10 Declan Cusack (capt), 9 Cameron Setter, 1 Tom Harrison, 2 James Penman, 3 Dan Pullinger, 4 Tom Hicks, 5 Brett Beukeboom, 6 Alistair Bone, 7 Eoghan Grace, 8 Iain Grieve.  Reps: 16 Ted Stagg, 17 Andrew Tiedemann, 18 Tom Fidler, 19 Tom Jubb, 20 Lewis Warner, 21 Josh Davies, 22 Pete Homan

Knights XV: 15 Paul Jarvis, 14 Dougie Flockhart, 13 Mat Clark, 12 Bevon Armitage, 11 Tyson Lewis, 10 Paul Roberts, 9 Brad Field, 1 Richard List, 2 Ben Hunter, 3 Colin Quigley, 4 Matt Challinor, 5 Tyler Hotson, 6 Latu Makaafi, 7 Michael Hills (capt), 8 Ollie Stedman. Reps: 16 Jack Bergmanas, 17 Vili Veikoso, 18 Phil Eggleshaw, 19 WillGriff John, 20 Will Foden, 21 Ume Fosita, 22 Bruno Bravo.


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