First Team

Clifford back for Bedford visit

Jack CliffordDual registered player Jack Clifford makes his first appearance for Ealing Trailfinders since September 2013 when Bedford Blues visit Vallis Way in the Greene King IPA Championship on Friday.

Clifford will form a back-row with Ed Siggery and captain Mat Evans.

The number 8 is one of four dual-registered Harlequins players in the squad, along with last week’s STORM Watches man of the match George Merrick, who lines-up in the second row with Adam Preocanin.

Max Crumpton and Harry Sloan meanwhile start on the bench.

Tom Bedford breaks v Bristol

Andrei Radoi goes back into the team after he helped take Romania to the brink of qualification for Rugby World Cup 2015 in recent weeks and the hooker will pack-down between props Conor Carey and Ryan Storer.

There is one change in the back-line from the team who lost to Leeds Carnegie last time out, where Tom Bedford (left) comes in at centre for Chris Kinloch.

Ealing Trailfinders v Bedford Blues, Friday 14 February, KO 19.45
15 Andrew Henderson
14 Sam Wardingley
13 Ronald McLean
12 Tom Bedford
11 Phil Chesters
10 Ben Ward
9 Morgan Thompson
1 Ryan Storer
2 Andrei Radoi
3 Conor Carey
4 Adam Preocanin
5 George Merrick
6 Mat Evans (Captain)
7 Ed Siggery
8 Jack Clifford
Reserves
16 Max Crumpton
17 Steve Neville
18 Tim Brockett
19 Steve Pape
20 TJ Anderson
21 Tom Parker
22 Harry Sloan