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Two changes for festive Pirates challenge

Ealing Trailfinders Director of Rugby Ben Ward has made two changes to the team that defeated Bedford Blues 40-23 in the British and Irish Cup a week ago.

Aled Jenkins starts in the centres, while Arthur Ellis comes into the back-row for the Greene King IPA Championship match against Cornish Pirates.

Jenkins will pair up with Joe Munro in the centres with Phil Chesters and Curtis Wilson outside them on the wings, a week on from scoring a try apiece against Bedford Blues. 

Luke Carter carries on at fullback, while Alex Walker and Cornish native Aaron Penberthy line-up at scrum and fly-half. 

In the pack Ellis will start at flanker, alongside captain and Number 8 Mark Bright and flanker Willie Ryan in the back-row. 

In the engine room Glen Townson will play his third match since he joined from Bristol and he will pack down alongside Carwyn Jones. 

Ahead of them James Gibbons and Lewis Thiede begin at loose-head and tight-head props, with hooker Alun Walker in between them. 

Ealing Trailfinders v Cornish Pirates, Saturday 24 December, 2pm, Vallis Way 
1 James Gibbons
2 Alun Walker
3 Lewis Thiede
4 Carwyn Jones
5 Glen Townson
6 Willie Ryan
7 Arthur Ellis 
8 Mark Bright (captain)
9 Alex Walker
10 Aaron Penberthy
11 Phil Chesters
12 Joe Munro
13 Aled Jenkins
14 Curtis Wilson
15 Luke Daniels
16 Matt Cornish
17 Ignacio Lancuba
18 Sam Rodman
19 Barney Maddison
20 Kieran Murphy 
21 Luke Carter
21 Lewis Jones