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Team news: Saracens U18s vs Bristol Bears U18s

Bristol Bears U18s travel to Allianz Park on Sunday aiming to secure a second win in the U18s League competition (1pm KO).

Bears make four changes from the side that secured a losing bonus point at Gloucester.

Chay Mullins and Millfield’s Cal Smith come into the backline, while George Taylor and Mason Hughes are named in the pack to face Saracens U18s.

“It’s been a positive week of preparation and we go to Allianz Park knowing that we have to get our fundamentals right against a very talented side."

Academy transition coach Sean Marsden

Academy transition coach Sean Marsden said: “It’s been a positive week of preparation and we go to Allianz Park knowing that we have to get our fundamentals right against a very talented side.

“We’re pleased with the start that we’ve made to the competition but know that we can improve from our previous performances. The guys are relishing the opportunity to make amends for the Gloucester defeat this weekend.”

Clifton College’s Jack Lloyd – younger brother of Ioan – is listed among the replacements and could make his first outing of the season.

Bristol Bears U18s team to face Saracens at Allianz Park on Sunday, January 12th (1pm KO): 

15. Chay Mullins; 14. Deago Bailey, 13. Harry Rowson, 12. Dylan Power, 11. Ollie Holiday; 10. Tom Wilstead, 9. Cal Smith; 1. Andrew Turner, 2. Jalen Curry, 3. Aaron Thompson, 4. George Taylor, 5. Charlie Rice, 6. Jamie Collier (c), 7. Mason Hughes, 8. Fergus Dick.

Replacements: 16. Tomas Gwilliam, 17. Tom Sims, 18. George Perry, 19. Spike Brain Jangen, 20. Soloman Taufua, 21. Angus Judkins, 22. Jack Lloyd, 23. Benjy Joseland.