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TEAM NEWS: Bristol Academy vs Exeter Academy

Bristol Academy play host to Exeter Academy at SGS Filton’s WISE Campus on Saturday (2.30pm KO).

Bristol go in search of a first win of the U18s league, following a nailbiting 22-22 draw versus Bath Academy last weekend.

The home side make three changes to the side, as Sam Taylor, Sam Perry and Tommy Foot come into the starting line-up.

“The guys have prepared well for the challenge of Exeter Academy on Saturday – it’s a game we’re relishing and an opportunity to test ourselves against another strong opposition,” Academy Manager Mike Hall told bristolrugby.co.uk.

“It’s the first chance for the under-18s to play at home, so I’d encourage as many Bristol supporters as possible to come and back the boys if they’re not heading to Franklin’s Gardens.”

Bristol Academy U18s side to face Exeter Academy U18s at WISE Campus on Saturday, 7 January (2.30pm KO):

15. Tom Hargan - Clifton College; 14. Tommy Foot – Hartpury College, 13. Charlie Powell - BGS, 12. Matt Welsh – Clifton College, 11. Lailand Gordan - SGS College; 10. Nathan Chamberlain - SGS College, 9. Sam Perry - Hartpury College; 1. Tom Rowland – BGS, 2. Will Capon – BGS, 3. Nick English - SGS College, 4. Sam Tiley - John Cabot, 5. James Dun (c) – Millfield, 6. George Kloska - SGS College, 7. Sam Taylor – SGS College, 8. Dan Thurston - SGS College.

Replacements: 16. Tom Honour - SGS College, 17. Kieran Wilson - Castle School, 18. Ignacio Cortes - Argentina Schools,19. Ethan Organ - Clifton College, 20. Tomi Adegbite – John Cabot, 21. Dominic Sprague – SGS College, 22. Iwan Hughes – SGS College, 23. Nathan Brooks – Hartpury College.

 

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