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The Army’s pair of Championship players, Gnr Senitiki Nayalo (7 Para RHA) and Sgt Dan Lewis (RAMC) are back in action for their respective clubs this weekend.

The Championship took a week off last weekend, so the red shirt forward duo will be refreshed as their teams face stiff challenges this coming Saturday.

Sgt Lewis is on the bench for London Scottish, who welcome Ealing Trailfinders to the Richmond Athletic Ground. The second rower made his first appearance of the season in the Exiles’ previous match against Coventry, but he and his team mates will have a massive battle if they are to get anything out of Saturday’s match against a Trailfinders outfit which has a perfect five bonus point wins from five matches so far in 2022/23.

Scottish, meanwhile, were not able to turn an early points scoring spree into a win over Cov, which rooted them to the bottom of the Championship table.

Gnr Nayalo played for Coventry in that match, and he once again lines up at number eight as the Blue and Whites host Cornish Pirates at Butts Park Arena.

Matches between Cov and the Pirates have produced some fantastic action over the last few years, and this Round 6 clash could well follow suit. The teams have an equal record of results this season – three wins and two losses – with Coventry having won three more bonus points than tomorrow’s opponents.

The hosts also have the momentum of that come-from-behind win over London Scottish behind them, which mirrored their wins over Ampthill and Bedford in terms of how the action swung from one end to the other.

Both of the above matches kick off at 1500hrs, with tickets available from the respective clubs.

This week saw another player etch himself into the list of Army Premiership representatives, Rfn Vereimi Qorowale (Rifles) coming off the Newcastle Falcons bench in their Premiership Rugby Cup trip to Leicester Tigers.

When the two clubs had met at Welford Road in pre-season, Rfn Qorowale had seen two yellow cards in the first half alone. But this time he not only got his debut first team appearance under his belt, but a win, too, as Newcastle used their renowned driving maul to grab a last-minute game-clinching try.

That win both knocked the Tigers out of the competition and kept Falcons’ slim hopes alive, although they will need to beat Northampton in their final match and hope that Sale lose their own contest against Harlequins.

Rfn Qorowale will not be able to add to his tally of appearances as Newcastle have the bye-week in the Premiership this weekend.

The same applies for Pte Courtney Pursglove (RLC) and her Sale Sharks Women team mates.

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