Cooper to make debut in A-League Tigers trip

Monday 19 September 2016 Written by: Adam


The South African hooker, a summer signing from Super Rugby side the Sharks, forms part of a Newcastle team looking for their second win of the campaign after beating Northampton 38-21 in last week’s opener.

American lock Nick Civetta partners Scotland Under-20s cap Andrew Davidson in the second row, Kenyan international Joshua Chisanga continuing at No 8.

David Nelson returns from Doncaster Knights to pack down on the blind-side flank, the Falcons’ bench bolstered by Doncaster players Joe Sproston, Ed Falkingham and Sam Edgerley.

Kick-off at Welford Road is at 7pm.

**Newcastle Falcons Development Team:**

15 Tom Catterick

14 Dan Marshall

13 Ben Stevenson

12 Fred Burdon

11 Zach Kibirige

10 Craig Willis

9 Sam Egerton

1 Adam Brocklebank

2 Kyle Cooper

3 Andrew Foster

4 Andrew Davidson

5 Nick Civetta

6 David Nelson

7 Max Davies

8 Joshua Chisanga

**Replacements**

16 Santiago Socino

17 Piers Goodwill

18 Joe Sproston

19 Ed Falkingham

20 Archie Erskine

21 Sam Edgerley

22 Brett Connon

23 Adam Radwan

Leicester Tigers

**Leicester Tigers Development XV**

15 Harry Simmons

14 Tom Brady

13 Matt Smith

12 Charlie Thacker

11 Adam Thompstone

10 George Worth

9 Jono Kitto

1 Logovi’i Mulipola

2 Greg Bateman

3 Fraser Balmain

4 Harry Wells

5 Sam Lewis

6 Will Owen

7 Harry Thacker (captain)

8 Fred Tuilagi

**Replacements**

16 Harry Mahoney

17 Michele Rizzo

18 Ben Betts

19 Sam Grahamslaw

20 Ben White

21 Sam Yawayawa

22 Jordan Olowofela

23 Andy Brown