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Team news: London Irish U18s vs Bristol Bears U18s

Bristol Bears U18s make the trip to London Irish U18s in the penultimate round of the Academy U18s competition on Saturday (12.30pm KO).

  • Bristol Bears U18 face London Irish in penultimate round
  • Hazelwood to host U18 Academy league clash
  • Bears go in search of first win in competition

Without a win so far, Mike Hall’s side suffered defeat at the hands of Bath U18s last weekend and remain bottom of the Southern Conference.

Meanwhile, London Irish sit in fourth with one win and two losses.

“After a challenging afternoon against a strong Bath team, it’s important that the guys regroup and bring positive energy into our game with London Irish."

Academy manager Mike Hall

“After a challenging afternoon against a strong Bath team, it’s important that the guys regroup and bring positive energy into our game with London Irish,” said Hall.

“We showed in patches that we can be competitive, but we’ve also shown too many lapses in concentration throughout the league. This game against London Irish is another opportunity to right the wrongs from last week.”

Bristol Bears U18 team to face London Irish U18 at Hazelwood on Saturday, January 19th (1.30pm KO):

15. Tom Unsworth, 14. Jack Bates, 13. Tom Jones, 12. Harry Ascherl, 11. Deago Bailey, 10. Tom Quinlan, 9. Abe Turner; 1. Harry Samuel, 2. Joel Coughlin, 3. Jay Burley, 4. Charlie Rice, 5. Spencer Power, 6. Andrew Watson, 7. Harry Chase, 8. Fergus Dick.

Replacements: 16. Aaron Thompson, 17. Charlie Squier, 18. George Perry, 19. Chris Moseley, 20. Hugh Richardson, 21. Jake Kendall, 22. Jack Gapper, 23. Adam Coblic.