Academy names side for Army challenge

Academy Coach Tom Gamage has named the side for Sundays clash against the British Army at the Aldershot Stadium. Tom will be leading on the day as part of his development while he studies for his Level 3 Coaching course.

The team will look to build on the performance against the Royal Air Force two weeks ago where they ran in 10 tries.

U19 Prop Akeem Eubank-Anderson starts at Tight Head after two impressive games for the Men’s section at the club and No 8 Zaki Gregory starts in an otherwise familiar pack. Behind them the Steadman brothers return to scrum half and full back, while Callum Nolan-Hutchinson replaces Max McMinn at fly half.

Flanker Travis Gifford looks set to make his d├ębut for the Academy from the bench, having recently arrived from Australia on trial. Also looking to make his first appearance for the Senior Academy is U18 Emerging Player Group scrum half Conor Barry, who has pit in some impressive performances with the Academy U18 and in training.

1. Tim Hitchcock
2. Chris Joyce
3. Akeem Eubank-Anderson
4. Aurele Armstrong
5. Oscar Avis
6. Will Day
7. Alfie Hill
8. Zak Gregory
9. Josh Steadman
10. Callum Nolan-Hutchinson
11. Rasaan Samms
12. Luca Townshend
13. Ollie Morris
14. Michael Rugely
15. Lewis Steadman

16. Charlie Bannister
17. Matt Hodson
18. Zaki Chamnaoui
19. Travis Gifford
20. Marcus Lowe
21. Jordan Richardson
22. Conor Barry
23. Ben Bridgewood

Kick off at the Army Stadium, Aldershot is at 14.30, all support is welcome.