Ampthill travel to Championship favourites Ealing looking to avoid a repeat of last season’s fixture when the Trailfinders ran in 11 tries and Steven Shingler put on a kicking masterclass in a 77-26 reverse!
Following equally impressive performances at Goldington Road two weeks ago, Jonny Law and Russell Bennett form a new half-back partnership for the A’s. Saracen’s Josh Hallett partners Joe Roberts in the centres and Tom Stileman makes his Championship debut on the left-wing.
Two enforced changes in the starting pack with Devante Onojaife starting in place of injured vice-captain Sam Hudson and ex-Loughborough University Austin Wallis replacing Joe Bercis on the openside.
Pre-season arrivals Jamie Jack (Nottingham) and Suvwe Obano (Loughborough) should both make their Ampthill and Championship debuts from the bench.
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The full squad
15 Hudson, Tom 16 Lewis, Corey
14 Brown, Will 17 Jack, Jamie
13 Roberts, Joe 18 Beaton, Harvey
12 Hallett, Josh 19 Johnson, Billy
11 Stileman, Tom 20 Obano, Suvwe
10 Bennett, Russell 21 Bryan, Sam
9 Law, Jonny 22 Grimoldby, Louis
1 Flynn, James 23 To’a, Jeremy
2 Ward, Dave
3 Lutui, Aleki
4 Beckett, Charlie (C)
5 Jones, Llewelyn
6 Humfrey, Alex
7 Wallis, Austin
8 Onojaife, Devante
Paul Turner comments “Ealing are a well-established team of quality players and rightly one of the favourites in this competition. The Trailfinders pitch is a fast track that we will enjoy playing on. We’re looking forward to the challenge”