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Team news: Bristol Bears U18s vs London Irish U18s

Bristol Bears U18s host London Irish U18s at Dings’ Shaftesbury Park on Saturday (12pm KO).

Bears make three changes to the starting fifteen that suffered defeat to Saracens last weekend. 

Benjy Joseland and Jack Lloyd come into the backline, while Spike Brain Jangen starts in the second row. Hartpury's Cam Scott is brought onto the bench as Chay Mullins is selected for the Bristol Bears 'A' fixture versus Saracens Storm on Saturday.

"The competitiveness of the academy league is an excellent learning environment for our players and we are seeing improvements from them in every game that we've played."

Senior Academy Manager Gethin Watts

Senior Academy Manager, Gethin Watts said: "We are looking forward to welcoming London Irish U18s to our home ground at Dings, for what will be another stern test for our players. The competitiveness of the academy league is an excellent learning environment for our players and we are seeing improvements from them in every game that we've played.

"The challenge for us in the remaining games is to put together a full 70 minute performance and to make sure that we are more consistent for longer periods in the game."

Bristol Bears U18s team to face London Irish at Shaftesbury Park on Saturday, January 18th (12pm KO): 

15. Benjy Joseland; 14. Deago Bailey, 13. Harry Rowson, 12. Tom Wilstead, 11. Ollie Holiday; 10. Jack Lloyd, 9. Cal Smith; 1. Andrew Turner, 2. Jalen Curry, 3. Aaron Thompson, 4. Spike Brain Jangen, 5. Charlie Rice, 6. Jamie Collier (c), 7. Mason Hughes, 8. Fergus Dick.

Replacements: 16. Tomas Gwilliam, 17. Tom Sims, 18. George Perry, 19. Morgan Jones, 20. Soloman Taufua, 21. Angus Judkins, 22. Dylan Power, 23. Cam Scott.