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Bliss and Grace set for first starts

Tom Bliss and Eoghan Grace will make their first starts in an Ealing Trailfinders shirt when Rotherham Titans head to Vallis Way in the British and Irish Cup match on Saturday.

Scrum-half Bliss signed on loan from Wasps over the summer, while Ireland 7s international flanker Grace joined two weeks ago.

Bliss will team up with Tristan Roberts in the half-backs and Grace will take his place in the back-row alongside fellow flanker Alex Bradley and number eight Harrison Orr. 

Second-row Llewelyn Jones will captain the side for the first time since he joined the club in 2014 and he will team up with Nathan Hannay in the engine room. 

There is a similar mix of youth and experience in the front row where grizzled hooker Matt Thompson packs down between youthful props Will Davis and Sam Rodman. 

In the backs Callum Wilson and Toby Howley-Berridge will team up in the centres, with Will Harries and Chris Kinloch outside them on the wings and James Love behind them all at fullback. 

Ealing Trailfinders v Rotherham Titans, Saturday 20 November, 3pm Vallis Way
1 Will Davis
2 Matt Thompson
3 Sam Rodman
4 Nathan Hannay
5 Llewelyn Jones (captain)
6 Alex Bradley
7 Eoghan Grace
8 Harrison Orr
9 Tom Bliss
10 Tristan Roberts
11 Will Harries
12 Callum Wilson
13 Toby Howley-Berridge
14 Chris Kinloch
15 James Love
16 George Porter
17 Karl Gibson
18 Alex Penny
19 Carwyn Jones
20 Arthur Ellis
21 Alex Davies
22 Danny Barnes