Wellington & Millfield both make changes


Millfield have made two changes to the XV originally selected prior to defeat against Filton for their trip to Wellington, while the home side also make two changes after their victory against Cranleigh.

Inside centre and long time schoolboy star Cundy comes into the Millfield backline after two years of torment through injury. Van Den Berg is the man to miss out but is expected to come off the bench.

The other change for the away side is also in the backline with Grant McConnell coming in on the right wing. McConnell’s introduction means a switch to the left wing for the fleet footed Sam Denham as Hopkins drops to the bench.

The ever-exciting Whiteley completes the back three while Delahunty partners Cundy in the centre’s and Sheedy and Turner remain a half back partners.

In the forwards there are no changes from the side originally selected against Filton, though England prop Alfie Barron had to pull out of that side due to injury but returns fit and healthy once again. Haines and Howlett join him in the front row while Tom Ellis and Richardson back them up in the second row.

The back row, as ever, is made up by Will Radford, Dafi Davies and captain Robbie Tait.

Wellington retain the same backline from the Cranleigh game, with Leith and Wicks continuing their half back partnership.

In the centres Wellington continue with the same two that have been terrorising defences all season in Herron and McClean, their skills in both attack and defence could well be key today.

Ware and Trowbridge start on the wings, ably supported by Haynes at full back.

In the forwards Aderniran-Olule switches from loosehead to tighthead to accommodate the incoming Asiko who replaces Hayes. Setting up an exciting encounter at scrum time with Aderniran-Olule and Barron opposite each other.

The second row remains the same, with O’Leary and Corner looking to maintain their good from, while in the back row McClean switches to the openside as Hutchinson comes in for Forshaw, the inspiring Buchan Richardson captains the side from the base of the scrum.

It’s all set to be an engaging encounter, with these two top sides giving everything in the pursuit of victory. Calling a winner is a near impossible shout, with many saying that a draw is not an unlikely result. One thing is for sure, it’s bound to be close.

Full line-ups:


15. Haynes, 14. Trowbridge, 13. McClean 12. Herron, 11. Ware, 10. Wicks, 9. Leith; 1. Asiko, 2. Butler, 3. Aderniran-Olule, 4. O’Leary, 5. Corner, 6. Hutchinson, 7. McClean, 8. Richardson (Captain).


15. Whiteley, 14. McConnell, 13. Delahunty, 12. Cundy, 11. Denham, 10. Sheedy, 9. Turner; 1. Barron, 2. Haines, 3. Owlett, 4. Richardson, 5. T.Ellis, 6. W.Radford, 7. Tait (Captain), 8. Davies.

16. Catlin, 17. Van Den Berg, 18. Wright, 19. Hopkins.

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