No Second Chances as IDRC Enters Knock Out Stages
With the pool stages completed, skipper Kyle Mason knows that there will be no second chances as they chase success in the IDRC 2015 Plate Competition. Though they face the lowest ranked team, Canada Defence Forces, following the pool stages the application needs to build on the performance that was produced against Japan and not leave the result to chance.
Kyle Mason is part of an unchanged pack with the half back partnership also remaining from Thursday’s game against Japan. Silvenuis Buinimasi returns to the side, at inside centre, where he will partner Sam Davies who moves to outside centre, with Darren Bamford moving to fullback. Ben Chambers, fresh from his three tries, and Matt Bowden remain on the wings.
Josh Terry has recovered from his eye injury and returns to the replacements bench along with John Court, Ian Cooper and Stew Bartlett. Ian Cooper will be covering the hooking duties in the absence of the unavailable Ben Priddey. Amongst the backs Cory Moore makes his first appearance for IDRC 2015 along with the established trio of Nathan Huntley, Matt Tichias and Jon Humphrey.
Royal Navy Starting XV: Kyle Mason (C), Harry Collins, Tom Blackburn, John Lamsin, Edd Pascoe, Ben Fox, Jarrad Hayler, Dave Fairbrother, Johnny Stephen, Richard Cadywould, Matt Bowden, Silvenuis Buinimasi, Sam Davies, Ben Chambers, Darren Bamford
Replacements: Ian Cooper, John Court, Josh Terry, Stew Bartlett, Cory Moore, Nathan Huntley, Matt Tichias, Jon Humphrey
IDRC 2015 Plate Semi Final - Royal Navy v Canada - US Portsmouth RFC - Mon 19 Oct - KO 15:00
Followed by IDRC 2015 Quarter Final Fiji v Australia at 19:00
Images by Alligin Photography / © G Ashton Jones