Fresh faces in Knights team for Ulster trip

Knights' David McIlwaine scores a successful penalty against London Welsh. Picture: Andrew Roe
Knights' David McIlwaine scores a successful penalty against London Welsh. Picture: Andrew Roe
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Fred Burdon will make his Knights debut in Ulster tonight - while David McIlwaine starts against his former club.

Full back McIlwaine will also assume kicking duties against the side he left to join Doncaster this summer.

Flanker David Bradford also returns to his former club and makes his first start in five games in tonight’s British & Irish Cup tie at Deramore Park.

Three other Irishmen – Michael Noone, Royce Burke Flynn and Zack Farivarz – also make Brett Davey’s squad, while Ben Toft, Michael Bateman and Lee Audis also make rare starts.

Knights are hoping to build on last month’s cup win over Leeds to retain hopes of qualifying for the next stage of the cross-border competition.

Knights v Ulster: David McIlwaine, Ben Toft, Fred Burdon, PJ Gidlow, Michael Bateman, Tom Luke, Lee Audis, Andy Brown, Jack Yeandle, Royce Burke Flynn, Glen Kenworthy, Dominic Parsons, Andy Boyde, David Bradford, Michael Noone.

Replacements: Tom Davies, Stuart Corsar, Matt Challinor, Latu Makaafi, Zack Farivarz, Oli Goss, Dougie Flockhart.