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TEAM NEWS: Leicester Tigers U18s vs Bristol Academy U18s

The Academy U18s team take on Leicester Tigers at Sutton Coldfield RFC on Saturday (12.30pm KO).

A bye week for both teams in the North and South Academy U18s league affords them the opportunity to meet in a friendly clash.

Bristol make wholesale changes from the team that faced Exeter in the last round of league games. Iwan Hughes (SGS College) reverts to his normal position of full back and captains the side in his first start of the season. Blake Boyland (Colstons) and Alex Walder (Backwell School) combine at half backs, whilst Solomon Hutchins (Clifton College) and Josh Wright (Millfield) come together as a strong midfield pairing.

Academy Manager Mike Hall commented: "We have had two very promising performances against Exeter and Bath and are looking to continue that this weekend against Leicester.

"We have made wholesale changes from last Saturday to ensure the whole squad is up to speed and have match sharpness.

"The standard has been set over the last two weekends and the coaches and I will be looking for a performance full of energy, work ethic and a real willingness to have a go ball in hand".

Squad to face Leicester Tigers:

1.Kieron Wilson (Castle School)
2.Tom Honour (SGS College)
3.Nick English (SGS College)
4.Jack Smart (SGS College)
5.Dan Thurston (SGS College)
6.Charlie Brabham (SGS College)
7.Ethan Organ (Clifton College)
8.Tomi Adegbite (John Cabot)
9.Blake Boyland (Colstons)
10.Alex Walder (Backwell School)
11.Nathan Brooks (Hartpury College)
12.Solomon Hutchins (Clifton College)
13.Josh Wright (Millfield School)
14.Will Hines (SGS College)
15.Iwan Hughes - Capt - (SGS College)
16.James Jackson (SGS College)
17.Nick Freeman (Clifton College)
18.Ignacio Cortes (Argentina Schools)
19.Stirling Cranham (SGS College)
20.Ned Smith (BGS)
21.Sam Taylor (SGS College)
22.Oli Nicholas (Clifton College)
23.Tommy Foot (Hartpury College)
24.Lailand Gordon (SGS College)
25.Jack Anderson (SGS College)

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