Academy side to face London Welsh Griffins

The Academy side to face London Welsh Griffins on Saturday 31st March at Old Deer Park, the game kicks off at 14:00.

There is a great mix of ages in the side.

Under 17 players, flanker Anthony John-Cyrus makes his first start for the Senior Academy and Scrum Half Lucas Brathwaite continues his great season with a bench spot.

Lock Devis Accelam continues to improve and starts behind prop Harry Robbins from the Under 18s. Chris Monponbanua completes the line up from the Junior Academy.

We also have two players making their debuts for the club. Flanker Haseen Hashim has impressed in training, he is currently studying at Henley College. Fly Half Ewan Starling also makes his first appearance from the replacements.

The Easter break gives an opportunity to our Distance Members, who are continuing their University studies, to reconnect with the Academy programme. Nyall Wake (Reading), Josh Steadman (Manchester), Yun Shun Luk (Brighton), Michael Rugeley (Hartpury) and Funbi Osuntoki (Aberdeen) all feature.

We are really grateful to London Welsh for going the extra mile to rearrange the fixture after all the bad weather.

1. Robbins, Harry
2. Joyce, Chris
3. Eubank-Anderson, Akeem
4. Wake, Nyall
5. Accelam, Devis
6. Hashim, Haseen
7. John-Cyrus, Antony
8. Hill, Alfie
9. Steadman, Josh
10. Nolan-Hutchinson, Callum
11. Booth. James
12. Luk, Yun Shun
13. Morris, Ollie
14. Bridgewood, Ben
15. Rugeley, Michael

16, Barton, Andrew
17. Osuntoki, Funbi
18. Brathwaite, Lucas
19. Vidler, Harry
20. Starling, Ewan
21. Monponbanua, Chris