The Independent School Lambs have named their team to face Irish Exiles U18 this Sunday at Maidenhead RFC.
The game kicks off at 12.45pm and is the Lambs second fixture of the season following their narrow defeat to the RFU Midlands U18s at the weekend.
Five Lambs will be making their debuts, with a further four debutants waiting on the bench, with the remainder of the squad having either started or come off the bench against the Midlands.
Harry Pegg of Denstone College makes his debut at loosehead, his schoolmate Nathan Cyster is on the bench having made his debut against the Midlands XV.
Cheltenham College second row Humphrey Boddington also makes his debut, as does Hymers Collegeâ€™s James Nettleton at 6. Nettleton is one of three Hymers College pupils in the squad, with Billy Porter starting at scrum half and Tom Jones, who started at 9 last time out, on the bench.
Guy Mawhood of Reedâ€™s School starts at outside half in his first game for the Lambs, with Trinity captain Bryan Hotston also making his debut, on the left wing.
Bablakeâ€™s Bradley Pinkham is the final debutant in the starting XV, he lines up at inside centre.
On the bench Caterhamâ€™s Cory Nelson will make his debut, with Seafordâ€™s Jake McQuade and Truroâ€™s Cameron Sayer also waiting in the wings for their first opportunity, as does Barnard Castleâ€™s Ethan Kelsall.
Bedford Modern openside Theo Cassell will skipper the side.
Speaking ahead of the game the Lambs National Director, Alex Laybourne, said:
“After a great fixture against the RFU Midland’s Division 18s we are looking forward to another tough encounter against Irish Exiles. They are always a well organised and intelligent group of players and the Lambs boys will need to be at the top of their game come Sunday. Last year was a superb game of rugby and for anyone looking to watch some ambitious, intelligent and entertaining rugby, Maidenhead will be the place to be on Sunday afternoon!”
On the all weather surface at Maidenhead, a familiar haunt for the Lambs, the â€˜fast and freeâ€™ philosophy of the invitational side ought to be able to flourish, and as always with the Lambs it should be a game worth watching.
ISRFC Lambs v Irish Exiles U18 â€“ Sunday 1st February, 12.45, Maidenhead RFC
ISRFC Lambs XV v Irish Exiles U18
Ruairi Van Raalte
Kings College, Taunton
Theo Cassell (c)
Royal Hospital School
Naeem Nunes- Ufondu
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