Koster, Murphy, Flook all back from injury as Hartpury travel to Exiles

Hartpury University RFC make four changes to the starting XV – all in the forwards and one of them a positional switch – as they prepare to travel to London Scottish tomorrow (3pm kick-off).

Dan Murphy makes a welcome return from injury in the loose-head jersey, while there is an all Warriors second-row partnership of James Scott and Justin Clegg, as both dual-registered players return to Hartpury duty.

The other change is in the back row, where Will Safe starts, having played at lock against Ampthill in the last round of games.

The back division remains unchanged for the fourth successive fixture.

Another loose-head returns on the bench, in the shape of Mike Flook, meaning that Ashley Challenger can revert back to his preferred position on the other side of the front row.  Max Clementson is also included to provide back row cover alongside Jack Preece.

Perhaps the best news of the week is the re-appearance, also on the bench, of centre Dan Koster, whose season so far has been dogged by a niggling calf injury and who has not seen action since December.

Hartpury have a decent record against the Exiles – having won four of the five meetings so far – and go into the game knowing that a win could see them leap-frog the South-West London side in the Championship table.

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