Coventry v Yorkshire Carnegie, Saturday 27th October , Kick off 3.00 PM
Yorkshire Carnegie plays Coventry away at the Butts Park Arena on Saturday 27th October kick off 3pm.
For ticket prices please see table below. For ticket prices please see table below. To book tickets, all fans will need to book via Coventry’s ticket office on 02476 231001 or on their web site, www.coventryrugby.co.uk
The ticket office is open Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Gates open at 12.00noon on the day of the game. The game is live on Sky Sports.
Advance Seating – along the side
Senior (65 & over)
*Prices increase by £2 on the day of the game
Coventry’s details are:-
Ground Address – Butts Park Arena, 4401 Butts Road, Coventry, CV1 3GE
Website – www.coventryrugby.co.uk
Ticket Hotline Number – 02476 231001
Car Parking – is available at the stadium price at £5 on the gate
Coventry 20 Yorkshire Carnegie 15
By Tom Clayton
Yorkshire Carnegie came close on the road but errors and discipline cost the visitors the win.
Neither Carnegie nor Coventry were particularly at the races as the hosts ran out 20-15 winners at Butts Park Arena on a cold and wet Saturday afternoon.
Yorkshire made a strong start to the match but couldn’t capitalise on an early penalty in the Coventry 22 area.
Coventry fly-half Will Maisey slotted a penalty through the posts to give Coventry the lead six minutes in.
Carnegie scored the first try of the game as the day’s captain Pete Lucock crashed through on a nice cutback line, scoring under the posts. The conversion from Elder took the score to 3-7
Soon after, Coventry had a try of their own. A kick through from Bulumaku bounced up for Max Trimble and the winger was over in the corner. Kick converted, 10-7.
When in possession of the ball, Carnegie looked to be in control. The halfback paring of JB Bruzulier and Jade TeRure seemingly keeping things moving for Yorkshire.
Another penalty for the hosts before half time took the score to 13-7 at the break. Yorkshire were still well in the game but needed to cut out the mistakes.
The second half was much the same, as the match developed into a battle of two strong defences.
Coventry scored first in the second half. A string of unnecessary penalties saw Yorkshire pegged back on their own line. The pressure eventually told as Charlie Beech crashed over from short to score against his former side. The score was 20-10 with 10 minutes to play.
The final score of the game came from Andy Forsyth. The centre hit a line on a swift backs move, beating three defenders from 40m out to score impressively in the corner.
At the end, Coventry held on to the ball and to finish off put the ball into touch to seal their fourth home win of the season.
Chris Stirling, Carnegie’s Director of Rugby, said: “We’re moving in the right direction, we’re not far off.
“The thing that hurt us the most today was the fact that we were really limited in what we had on the bench. We needed to stay with the players on the field and at the back end of the game they were pretty much out on their feet.”
On new players Jade Te Rure and Antonio Kiri Kiri, he said: “I thought Antonio was really strong in the first 50, then lost his way, probably with jetlag. Jade had some nice little touches but he needs to sharpen up in accuracy.”
2. Phil Nilsen
3. Luc Jeannot
4. Dan Faleafa
5. George Oram
6. Adam Peters
7. Jack Ram
8. Ben Nutley
9. Tom Kessell
10. Will Maisey
11. Max Trimble
12. Heath Stevens
13. Andy Bulumakau
14. Junior Bulumakau
15. Tony Fenner
16. Scott Tolmie
17. Charlie Beech
18. Biyi Alo
19. Cameron Gray
20. Latu Maka'afi
21. Pete White
22. Sam Tuitupou
2. Joe Buckle
3. Craig Mitchell
4. Mike Myerscough
5. Matt Smith
6. Antonio Kiri Kiri
7. Josh Bainbridge
8. Daniel Temm
9. Jean-Baptiste Bruzulier
10. Jade Te Rure
11. Louis Brown
12. Pete Lucock (c)
13. Andy Forsyth
14. George Watkins
15. Chris Wolfe-Elder
16. Charlie Gibbings
17. Andrew Foster
18. Jake Ilnicki
19. Kieran Frost
20. Adam Brown
21. Ollie Fox
22. Tom Bullough
Penalty Goals: 2
Penalty Goals: 1