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Bright back to lead side in Yorkshire

Mark Bright will return to lead the team that faces Yorkshire Carnegie in the B&I Cup at Scarborough RFC on Saturday after he started on the bench a week ago.

Ealing Trailfinders have already booked their place in the quarterfinals and need only one point to finish top of Pool 5, though there is the realisation that more is likely to be needed to ensure a home match on 10, 11, 12 March. 

Bright will start the match in his usual role of number 8, alongside flankers Rayn Smid and Willie Ryan. It is Smid’s second start in two weeks since he joined from Bristol earlier in the month. 

Elsewhere the pack is unchanged. Hooker Alun Walker will be chasing a third hat-trick of tries in this season’s competition and he packs down between Alex Penny and Will Davis. 

Behind them last week’s STORM Watches man of the match Harry Casson will lock out the scrum with Glen Townson. 

In the backline Rory Jennings will make his debut after joining the club on a dual contract from Bath in the middle of the week and he will link up with Luke Carter in the half-backs. 

Joe Munro is back in the starting side and will team up with fellow centre Aled Jenkins, who was one of five try scorers against the Dragons. 

In the back three fullback Rhys Crane and wing Curtis Wilson comeback into the team, while Will Harries holds onto his shirt for the third week in a row. 

Ealing Trailfinders v Yorkshire Carnegie, Saturday 21 January, 2pm
1 Will Davis
2 Alun Walker
3 Alex Penny
4 Harry Casson
5 Glen Townson
6 Willie Ryan
7 Rayn Smid
8 Mark Bright (captain)
9 Luke Carter
10 Rory Jennings
11 Curtis Wilson 
12 Joe Munro
13 Aled Jenkins
14 Will Harries
15 Rhys Crane
16 Rhys Lawrence
17 James Gibbons
18 Sam Rodman
19 Chris York
20 Seb Nagle-Taylor
21 Alex Walker
22 Lewis Jones