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Townson to lead team for first time

Glen Townson will lead the side out for the first time when Ealing Trailfinders take on the Dragons Premiership Select at Vallis Way on Saturday.

The second-row joined from Bristol in December and has started all four matches since his arrival. 

Townson will pack down alongside Harry Casson in the second-row, with another new arrival from Bristol Rayn Smid starting at number 8. Smid will be joined in the back-row by Arthur Ellis and Willie Ryan. 

In front of them Alun Walker, scorer of the team’s only hat-trick of tries this year, begins at hooker either side of Will Davis and Alex Penny. 

Director of Rugby Ben Ward returns to the team and will link up with Luke Carter at half-back. There is also a new duo in the centres, where Luke Peters and Aled Jenkins will team up. 

Behind them it is the same back three that helped the team beat Jersey Reds 19-13 in their most recent match. 

James Cordy-Redden and Will Harries will start on the wings, with Luke Daniels at fullback. 

Ealing Trailfinders v Dragons Premiership Select, 14 January, Vallis Way 3pm
1 Will Davis
2 Alun Walker
3 Alex Penny
4 Harry Casson
5 Glen Townson (captain)
6 Willie Ryan
7 Arthur Ellis
8 Rayn Smid
9 Luke Carter
10 Ben Ward
11 James Cordy-Redden
12 Luke Peters
13 Aled Jenkins
14 Will Harries
15 Luke Daniels
16 Rhys Lawrence
17 James Gibbons
18 Lewis Thiede
19 Chris York
20 Mark Bright
21 Josh Davies
22 Lewis Jones