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Wilson aiming for more on old stomping ground

Curtis Wilson will be out to add to his try tally when Ealing Trailfinders take on Yorkshire Carnegie in the second leg of their Greene King IPA Championship play-off semifinal at Headingley on Friday.

Wilson is the club’s leading scorer in all competitions this season with 11 tries and he scored his latest in the first leg last Friday. 

Ben Ward’s side lost the first leg 34-16 at Vallis Way, meaning they need to overcome a deficit of 18 points to continue their progress. 

Wilson will line up in his familiar position on the right wing, alongside centres Joe Munro and Luke Peters, and Lewis Jones in the three-quarter line. 

Behind them Will Harries carries on at fullback after scoring a sensational try in the first leg. 

Aaron Penberthy comes into the side at fly-half and will aim to add to the 154 points he has already scored this season. The Cornishman will partner Luke Carter, who starts at scrum-half for the eighth match in succession. 

In the pack there is one change where Arthur Ellis starts in the back row that also features captain and number 8 Mark Bright and flanker Kieran Murphy. 

Further forward Glen Townson and Barney Maddison form the second row, while James Gibbons, Alun Walker and Lewis Thiede will pack down in the front row. 

Ealing Trailfinders v Yorkshire Carnegie, Headingley, Friday 5 May, 7.45pm 
1 James Gibbons
2 Alun Walker
3 Lewis Thiede
4 Barney Maddison
5 Glen Townson 
6 Kieran Murphy
7 Arthur Ellis
8 Mark Bright (captain)
9 Luke Carter
10 Aaron Penberthy
11 Lewis Jones
12 Joe Munro
13 Luke Peters
14 Curtis Wilson
15 Will Harries
16 Rhys Lawrence
17 Will Davis
18 Alex Penny
19 Harry Casson
20 Rayn Smid
21 Chris York
22 Josh Davies