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Gnr Senitiki Nayalo (7 Para RHA) returns to Coventry’s match day 23 this weekend as the club resumes its Championship campaign at home to Doncaster.

The big number eight has missed Coventry’s last three games since his try-scoring outing against Cornish Pirates in mid-October, and comes into a group which has won two of its three games since then.

The one reverse came against Doncaster at Castle Park in the Championship Cup and Coventry will be looking to right that wrong at Butts Park Arena on Saturday (KO 1500hrs). The blue and whites’ young squad has been performing well this season and sit third in the Championship table, but Doncaster are one of the league’s traditionally strong clubs and just four league points separate the teams in third and sixth.

At 1400hrs on Saturday Pte Courtney Pursglove (RLC) will line up on the wing for Sale Sharks Women as they welcome Loughborough Lightning to Haywood Road in the third round of the Premier 15s.

Pte Pursglove has featured in both of Sale’s games so far this campaign and is yet to taste defeat. The wins over DMP and Worcester have put the Sharks well in the mix at the top end of the table as one of only three unbeaten teams.

Loughborough, on the other hand, have yet to experience the winning feeling in the league, although they did down Sale’s colours in the Cup at the end of October. Both teams are bedding in their internationals following the end of the World Cup, and you can watch how the action progresses live on

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