After a closely fought first leg at Dillingham Park last weekend where Bedford Blues went home with their tails held high, Ampthill go to Goldington Road tomorrow in the second leg of Battle of Bedfordshire.
Ampthill give debuts to another seven players in the starting fifteen although the faces of some will be familiar to Championship Rugby fans – Charlie Beckett and Llewelyn Jones both starting at lock after moving from Gloucester and Nottingham respectively! Sam Hudson’s progress as a player and hard work for the last few season’s is rewarded with the Captain’s armband responsibility for what will be another close contest.
Tomorrow’s game Kicks Off at 1pm and is available on a live stream from 247.tv at a cost of £10.00:
The full squad
15 Benjamin, Thomas 16 Blackmore, Syd
14 Brown, Will 17 Pleasants, Alex
13 Toa, Jeremy 18 Beaton, Harvey
12 Sage, Jarryd 19 Johnson, Billy
11 Sutherland, Spencer 20 Humfrey, Alex
10 Bennett, Russell 21 Law, Jonny
9 Marsh, Matt 22 Grimoldby, Louis
1 Flynn, James 23 Duncan, Craig
2 Ward, Dave 24 Foster, Will
3 Lutui, Aleki
4 Beckett, Charlie
5 Janes, Llewelyn
6 Hudson, Sam (Capt)
7 Bercis, Joe
8 Onojaife, Devante
Paul Turner commented “We only returned to contact training the week before last week’s home game, so it will be interesting to see how we have developed with a third week under our belts.
Last weekend was really was a really valuable exercise for both squads and with local bragging rights up for grabs we will be giving it our best shot to try and get a win this weekend.
We have seven more debutants and all the players will be keen to hold their hand up for the Doncaster Knights game at Dillingham Park next weekend.
Come on you A’s!”