Kyle Cooper

Cooper to make debut in A-League Tigers trip

Monday 19 September 2016

Kyle Cooper will pull on a Newcastle Falcons shirt for the first time tonight when the club's Development Team travels to Leicester Tigers in Aviva A-League action.

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 Logoviā€™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

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