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Stanley set for Dublin debut

Sam Stanley will make his Ealing Trailfinders debut when Ben Ward’s team travel to Dublin to take on Leinster A in the British and Irish Cup at Donnybrook on Friday.

Stanley joined Ealing Trailfinders over the summer from the England 7s set up and he will line up in the centre with Joe Munro, who returns from injury for his first appearance since early October.

Outside him Phil Chesters will line-up on the left wing, aiming to add to the try he scored against the Irish side the last time the teams met in January 2014. 

Callum Wilson will start on the opposite wing, James Love covers behind at fullback and former London Welsh stalwarts Alex Davies and Tristan Roberts will pair up in the half-backs. 

Up front hooker Rhys Lawrence will captain the team for the first time and will pack down between Will Davis and Alex Penny. 

In the second row the Jones twins Carwyn and Llewelyn will pair up in the engine room for the first time since the opening match of the season, away to Rotherham Titans, while the back-row is made up by number eight Chris York and flankers Harrison Orr and Arthur Ellis.

Ealing Trailfinders are also closing in on a number of players returning to fitness from injury lay-offs. 

Wing Rhys Crane is expected to be back in the new year following an ankle injury and prop Nathan Buck will be out of action for a month with a shoulder injury.

Centre Iain Grieve and flanker Iain Grieve will return in the next two weeks after picking up knocks, Matt Thompson is awaiting the results of a scan after injuring his ankle and Paul Spivey is waiting to be signed off after returning from injury. 

Ealing Trailfinders v Leinster A, B+I Cup, Donnybrook, Friday 11 December
1 Will Davis
2 Rhys Lawrence (captain)
3 Alex Penny
4 Carwyn Jones
5 Llewelyn Jones
6 Harrison Orr
7 Arthur Ellis
8 Chris York
9 Alex Davies
10 Tristan Roberts
11 Phil Chesters
12 Joe Munro
13 Sam Stanley
14 Callum Wilson
15 James Love
16 Steve Neville
17 Karl Gibson
18 Sam Rodman
19 Alex Bradley
20 Eoghan Grace
21 Tom Bliss
22 Chris Kinloch