The Independent School Lambs RFC have named their side for their first game of their South American tour, against Uruguay U18.
Today’s 12.00 kick off is the first of four games on tour, that also includes a fixture against Argentina.
Blundell’s School are well represented in this first fixture of the tour, four of their representatives will take to the field.
Ben Oliphant-Thompson starts at number 8, with Charlie Wilder at openside, meanwhile twins Arthur and Euan Friend start at outside centre and right wing respectively.
The trusty Felsted half-back combination of James Lennon and George Hitchcock start once again, with Truro flyer Dan Hubble on the wing. Pangbourne College’s Will Vaughan partners friend in midfield, with Woodhouse Grove’s Mason Knowles at full back.
The side is skippered by St Peter’s York’s Sam Hudson, who starts in the back row alongside Wilder and Oliphant-Thompson.
In the second row Mount Kelly’s Alex Hampton-Smith partners Wellingborough’s Eddie Goss, with Giggleswick’s Nick Atkinson, Wisbech Grammar’s Oliver Short, and Cheltenham College’s Daniel Ali making up the front row.
Following this game, the Lambs are next in action on Tuesday against a Buenos Aires select XV, before the big game against Argentina U18 on Thursday. The tour is rounded off on Saturday 2nd April with a fixture against San Isidro Club.
ISRFC Lambs v Uruguay U18 – Sunday 27th March, Centro Naval, 12.00
ISRFC Lambs XV
1 Nick Atkinson (Giggleswick)
2 Oliver Short (Wisbech Grammar School)
3 Daniel Ali (Cheltenham College)
4 Eddie Goss (Wellingborough School)
5 Alec Hampton-Smith (Mount Kelly)
6 Sam Hudson (c) (St Peters York)
7 Charlie Wilder (Blundells)
8 Ben Oliphant-Thompson (Blundells)
9 James Lennon (Felsted)
10 George Hitchcock (Felsted)
11 Dan Hubble (Truro)
12 Will Vaughan (Pangbourne)
13 Arthur Friend (Blundells)
14 Euan Friends (Blundells)
15 Mason Knowles (Woodhouse Grove)
ISRFC Lambs Tour Fixtures:
Sunday 27th March – Uruguay U18, 12.00
Tuesday 29th March – Buenos Aires Select XV, 15.00
Thursday 31st March – Argentina U18, 15.00
Saturday 2nd April – San Isidro Club, 15.00