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Big squad named for Pontypridd clash

Ealing Trailfinders Director of Coaching Ben Ward has named a squad of 30 for the first pre-season match away to Pontypridd on Saturday.

Number 8 Chris York is one of eight new faces that will start the match and the former Newcastle Falcons man will captain the side, with newly announced club captain Danny Kenny starting on the bench.   

Former London Welsh pair Alex Davies and Tristan Roberts will start as the scrumhalf and fly-half combination, while fellow new boys Callum Wilson and Danny Barnes also begin in the three-quarters.

Regulars from last season, Tom Wheatcroft, Will Harries and Luke Daniels complete the backline. 

Up front new boys Michael Holford and George Porter start in the front row either side of Alun Walker, who returns after nearly a year out with injury. 

Carwyn and Llewelyn Jones form the second row, while York is flanked in the back row by fellow summer arrival Iain Grieve and last season’s player of the year, Arthur Ellis. 

Ealing Trailfinders v Pontypridd, Sardis Road, 15 August, 3pm
1 George Porter
2 Alun Walker
3 Michael Holford
4 Carwyn Jones
5 Llewelyn Jones
6 Iain Grieve
7 Arthur Ellis
8 Chris York (captain)
9 Alex Davies
10 Tristan Roberts
11 Luke Daniels
12 Tom Wheatcroft
13 Danny Barnes
14 Callum Wilson
15 Will Harries