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Bright to lead side for Hartpury College visit

Mark Bright will continue as match-day captain when Ealing Trailfinders wrap up their pre-season fixtures against Hartpury College at Vallis Way on Saturday.

Ben Ward’s side go into the match with two wins from two following victories away to Coventry and Newport Gwent Dragons, but will face another tough challenge against the Students, who finished second in National 1. 

Bright will start at back-row between flankers and fellow newcomers Willie Ryan and Mike Macfarlane, while further forward Carwyn and Llewelyn Jones again pack down together in the second-row.

In the front row Argentine international Ignacio Lancuba makes his first start at loose-head prop alongside hooker Rhys Lawrence and tight-head prop Lewis Thiede. 

In the backs Luke Daniels will carry on at fullback between wings Phil Chesters and Curtis Wilson. Between them Joe Munro and Aled Jenkins will form the centre pair, with Jonny Bentley and Luke Carter the half-back duo. 

Ealing Trailfinders v Hartpury College, Saturday 27 August, Vallis Way, 3pm
1 Ignacio Lancuba
2 Rhys Lawrence
3 Lewis Thiede
4 Carwyn Jones
5 Llewelyn Jones
6 Willie Ryan
7 Mike MacFarlane
8 Mark Bright (captain)
9 Luke Carter
10 Jonny Bentley
11 Phil Chesters
12 Joe Munro
13 Aled Jenkins
14 Curtis Wilson
15 Luke Daniels
16 James Gibbons
17 Arthur Ellis
18 Will Davis
19 Iain Grieve
20 Chris York
21 Alex Walker
22 Ben Ward
23 James Cordy Redden
24 Lewis Jones
25 Rhys Crane
26 Will Harries
27 Matt Cornish
28 Ziana Alexis