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BLUES V COVENTRY TEAM NEWS

The Blues face second placed Coventry today at the Butts Park Arena, and Macclesfield will be looking to build on their last away performance which saw them victorious at Tynedale.

The Blues are without Elliot Millar-Mills, Franky Barker and Dean Williams from the forwards, Millar Mills and Barker miss out through injury and Williams has moved out to New Zealand to play his rugby. Ben Jones, Chris Jones and Josh Hearn replace these players in the squad, with Chris Jones starting in the second row with Dave Marwick. Matt Thorp also comes into the squad. The Blues are also without fly half Tom Morton who is away with England u20s in their six nations campaign. Sam James starts at fly half with Tom Eaton replacing Jordan Brookes at scrum half

The Blues are faced with the tough task of ending Coventry’s unbeaten run of 17 games which has seen them challenging Ealing at the top of the league. A tough task yes but the new found form and belief in this Macclesfield are sure to relish such an occasion.

 15 Matt O’Regan
14 Matt King
13 Elliot Brierley
12 Ollie Fewtrell
11 Josh Fowles
10 Sam James
9 Tom Eaton

1 Shane Heffernan
2 Sam Moss
3 Billy Robinson
4 Dave Marwick
5 Chris Jones
6 Max Smith
7 Liam Parfitt
8 Mike Finnemore (c)

16 Matt Thorp
17 Josh Hearn
18 Ben Jones
19 Phil Williams
20 Greg Newton

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We don't quite believe it either! What a whirlwind of a match! 🔥🌪️ #HeinekenChampionsCup

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test Twitter Media - We don't quite believe it either! What a whirlwind of a match! 🔥🌪️ 

#HeinekenChampionsCup https://t.co/cxoVZ464xA
test Twitter Media - We don't quite believe it either! What a whirlwind of a match! 🔥🌪️ 

#HeinekenChampionsCup https://t.co/cxoVZ464xA
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#HeinekenChampionsCup https://t.co/cxoVZ464xA

"You can argue one way or the other of those areas so they are what they are..." @CastresRugby's Defence Coach Joe Worsley is disappointed as a hard earnt win is snatched away in the last seconds. "We're gutted not to be continuing this tournament" 😪 #HeinekenChampionsCup

"The belief when you're in that dressing room with those players is something else, they just don't know when they're beaten!" @Harlequins Defence Coach Jerry Flannery is full of praise for his squad, stepping up against a relentless Castres side 👊 #HeinekenChampionsCup

"When things aren't going our way it's just important that we stay in the fight" 💪 Sage words from @Harlequins eight Alex Dombrandt who put on a true Man of the Match performance, scoring the winning try in a remarkable game 👏 #HeinekenChampionsCup

ALEX DOMBRANDT HAS WON IT RIGHT AT THE END! 😳 With the clock in the red, Castres thought they had won it with a turnover. Instead, Domrandt's quick penalty and try is given! It's the familiar story, @Harlequins win in the dying seconds 😌 #HeinekenChampionsCup

Ben Botica that kick was perfect!! 😍 @CastresRugby break out of the scrum with quick hands and Ben Botica drops a pin-point cross-field kick straight into the hands of Filipo Nakosi for the bonus point try 🙌 What. A. game! 🥵 #HeinekenChampionsCup

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