Rotherham’s Scottish fly-half, Garry Law, who missed the opening Championship match of the new season last weekend with an ankle injury, has a fitness test this morning to see if he makes the squad for tomorrow’s first home game of the campaign against Bedford (3pm).
Coach Andre Bester has made two changes, one positional, to the team which started at London Scottish last Sunday.
In the pack, lock Dan Sanderson, who joined from Moseley in the summer, takes over from Barney Madison who is moved to flanker in place of Toby Freeman.
Sanderson, making his league debut, is one of the biggest players in the Championship at 6ft 8in and is expected to win a lot of line-out ball.
With Law’s availability uncertain, James McKinney has been named at fly-half against a Bedford side which is confidently predicted to finish in the top four of the league.
“Bedford have a good pack and their movement on and off the ball is outstanding, but we will take the game to them,” said Bester.
“I am very happy with the way we performed at London Scottish with a huge contribution by our new players and you will see an improvement in the new few weeks.”