Bruynseels back for Cross Keys clash

Owen Bruynseels v OA

Owen Bruynseels will make his long-awaited first start of the season in the home British and Irish Cup match against Cross Keys on Saturday.

Bruynseels has been with the club since 2003 and was a fixture in the team that won promotions from National 2 South and then National 1. However, he injured a groin in the final pre-season match against Old Albanian, a match in which he also scored a try, and has been battling back to fitness since then.

“It is a big boost for everyone to have Owen back in the team,” Director of Rugby Mike Cudmore said. “He has set an example to everyone with the way he has applied himself to his recovery and rehabilitation and we hope he can pick up where he left off with his try-scoring.”

Bruynseels will complete a back-three alongside fullback Andrew Henderson and fellow wing Billy Robinson.

Fly-half Ben Ward returns to the side and will captain the side, while in the pack Sam Hocking continues at Number 8, in a back-row trio that features Jack Pattinson and Anders Nilsson on the flanks.

Ealing Trailfinders v Cross Keys, Saturday 19 October, 2013, 15.00 kickoff
15 Andrew Henderson
14 Owen Bruynseels
13 Ronnie Mclean
12 Tom Wheatcroft
11 Billy Robinson
10 Ben Ward
9 Stuart Commins
1 Ryan Storer
2 Sam Wilkes
3 Tim Brockett
4 Steve Pape
5 Ed Siggery
6 Anders Nilsson
7 Jack Pattinson
8 Sam Hocking
16 Jordan Saunders
17 Camilo Parilli-Ocampo
18 Conor Carey
19 Joe McVey
20 Morgan Thompson
21 Chris Kinloch
22 Phil Chesters