The Midlands call up Paul Challinor to rugby squad

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The Midlands have brought in Paul Challinor of Harlequins as replacement for the new England stand-off Paul Grayson for the CIS Divisional Championship decider against the North at Nottingham tomorrow. A second change means the centre Alastair Kerr, of Moseley, replaces Matt Allen, who has withdrawn with a shoulder injury.

MIDLANDS (v North, Nottingham, tomorrow): J Quantrill (Rugby Lions); A Smallwood (Nottingham), B Whetstone (Bedford), A Kerr (Moseley), H Thorneycroft (Northampton); P Challinor (Harlequins), J Farr (Winnington Park); M Volland (Northampton), R Cockerill (Leicester), N Webber (Moseley), J Phillips (Northampton), D Grewcock (Coventry), I Skingsley (Bedford), B Pountney (Northampton), C Tarbuck (Leicester, capt). Replacements: S Glover (Rugby), A Hepher (Northampton), A Royer (Nottingham), C Johnson (Northampton), M Freer (Nottingham), G Seely (Northampton).