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Team Line-up: Ampthill (A)

Ealing Trailfinders have named a strong squad for Saturday's away fixture against Ampthill.

Director of Rugby Ben Ward and his coaching team have made five changes to the side that secured a bonus point 29-10 victory at home against Doncaster Knights last Saturday.

After a dominant scrum display last weekend, Jan-Henning Campher and Lewis Thiede continue in the front-row, while Will Davis comes in for Kyle Whyte.

In the engine-room, Barney Maddison retains the captain’s armband and partners David O’Connor, with Bobby De Wee moving to the bench.

Fresh from his try-scoring return to the side, Rayn Smid keeps the eight shirt as does Simon Uzokwe on the open-side. Will Montgomery comes in on blind-side to make his starting debut.

In the back-line, the two Craigs, Hampson and Willis, continue at scrum-half and fly-half respectively after their impressive displays last week. Pat Howard comes into the midfield for Reuben Bird-Tulloch and partners Max Bodilly in the centres.

The final change comes in the back three. David Johnston has recovered from his niggle and starts on the left-wing. He partners Jonah Holmes, who was named player of the match after his powerful debut against Doncaster, and James Cordy Redden who put in a strong display last Saturday.

Ealing Trailfinders team to face Ampthill:

15. Jonah Holmes

14. James Cordy-Redden

13. Max Bodilly

12. Pat Howard

11. David Johnston

10. Craig Willis

9. Craig Hampson

1. Will Davis

2. Jan-Henning Campher

3. Lewis Thiede

4. David O’Connor

5. Barney Maddison (C)

6. Will Montgomery

7. Simon Uzokwe

8. Rayn Smid


16. Shaun Malton

17. James Gibbons

18. George Davis

19. Bobby De Wee

20. Jack Digby

21. Jack Grant

22. Steven Shingler

23. Carlo Tizzano

Match details:

Date: Saturday 17th September

Kick-off: 3pm

Location: Dillingham Park, Ampthill

Tickets: Available from £10 (buy here)

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