Academy

Academy name team to face Nottingham

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Academy Director John Lacey has named his side to face Nottingham away at Lady Bay on Sunday.

There are several changes from the side that drew with the Royal Navy earlier in the month due to the U21 age restriction of the game.

Prop Kadeem Collins makes his first start of the season alongside regulars Joyce and Vosabalavu while Lewis Ellingham returns from injury, a new look back row sees Skipper Will Day pack down with Ben Retter and impressive U18 No8 Zak Gregory.

Calum Nolan-Hutchinson starts at 10 with versatile back Reon Joseph moving to centre on his return from an excellent showing during the County U18 programme.

1. COLLINS
2. JOYCE
3. VOSABALAVU
4. ELLINGHAM
5. WAKE
6. DAY
7. RETTER
8. GREGORY
9. NURSE
10. NOLAN-HUTCHINSON
11. WALKER
12. JARVIS
13. JOSEPH
14. SAMMS
15. STEADMAN, J

16. BANNISTER
17. BARTON
18. MILLER
19. SMITH, D
20. HILL
21. McMINN
22. SLATER

Academy Coach Paul Johnson said “Having finished our first block of games against the Inter Services sides undefeated the boys are really looking forward to measuring themselves against our fellow Championship Academy sides. Being able to introduce some of the younger guys to the starting line up as well as promoting more of our Emerging Player Group members to the Senior Academy side is an excellent progression opportunity.”

Kick off at Lady Bay is at 14:00, some seats are still available on the team bus, contact Academy Manager, Annie Lyndon for more details.