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York to lead team at Coventry

Chris York will lead Ealing Trailfinders in their first pre-season match away to Coventry at Butts Park Arena on Saturday.

The match is the first of three pre-season fixtures that Ben Ward’s team will play and is followed by a trip to Newport Gwent Dragons Premiership XV on August 20 and a home fixture against Hartpury College on 27 August. 

York is no stranger to captaining the team, having led the side in 13 of his 25 appearances during his debut season at Vallis Way. 

He will start in the number 6 shirt and forms a back-row trio with Arthur Ellis and number 8 Willie Ryan. 

Further forward in the pack Adam Preocanin and Carwyn Jones make up the second row, while Will Davis, Rhys Lawrence and Lewis Thiede pack down in the front row. 

At half-back scrum-half Luke Carter will team up with Jonny Bentley. Joe Munro and the returning James Cordy-Redden form the centre pairing with Phil Chesters and Callum Wilson outside them on the wings. 

Behind them Luke Daniels will start at fullback. 

Ealing Trailfinders v Coventry, Butts Park Arena, Saturday 13 August, 3pm

1 Will Davis
2 Rhys Lawrence
3 Lewis Thiede
4 Carwyn Jones
5 Adam Preocanin
6 Chris York (captain)
7 Arthur Ellis
8 Willie Ryan
9 Luke Carter
10 Jonny Bentley
11 Phil Chesters
12 Joe Munro
13 James Cordy Redden
14 Callum Wilson
15 Luke Daniels
16 Nacho Lancuba
17 Alun Walker
18 Llewelyn Jones
19 Iain Grieve
20 Mike MacFarlane
21 Mark Bright
22 Josh Davies
23 Ben Ward
24 Aled Jenkins
25 Curtis Wilson
26 Alex Walker
27 James Gibbons
28 Matt Cornish