SOMERSET Rebels will be without captain James Holder for their showdown with the Edinburgh Monarchs.

The Rebels welcome Edinburgh to the Oak Tree Arena tonight (Wednesday) looking for their second consecutive victory, following the 51-42 win over Redcar Bears last week.

But James Holder will sit out due to an on-going chest problem.

Newcastle's Kyle Newman will line up at number 7 for the Rebels as a guest replacement, with Cory Gathercole standing in as captain for the injured Holder.

Edinburgh also have injury issues that see both Kalle Katajisto (back) and Byron Bekker (knee) forced to withdraw from the meeting.

The Monarchs have brought in Dudley's Tom Perry as replacement for Bekker.