First Team

Cudmore shuffles his pack for Leinster ‘A’ visit

Sam Wardingley v LScotsEaling Trailfinders Director of Rugby Mike Cudmore has made 10 changes to the side for the British and Irish Cup match against Leinster ‘A’ on Friday.

Scrum-half Stuart Commins, centre Tom Wheatcroft, wing Sam Wardingley (left) and fullback Andrew Henderson keep their places in the backline, while Romanian international hooker Andrei Radoi is the only forward retained from the side that lost 30-10 to Cross Keys last time out.

Commins will link up with Ben Ward at half-back and Wheatcroft will form a centre pairing with Ronnie McLean, who scored two tries on his last appearance.

Henderson and Wardingley meanwhile will be joined in the back three by Phil Chesters, who also managed to get on the scoresheet against Nottingham two weeks ago.
Adam Preocanin v Notts

Adam Preocanin (right) is back to captain the side from second-row; he will pack down alongside Steve Pape, while Matt Evans, Ed Siggery and Sean O’Connell make up the back-row.

In the front-row Radoi will be joined by props Ryan Storer and the dual-registered Kyle Sinkler.

Ealing Trailfinders v Leinster A, Friday 17 January, KO 19.45
15 Andrew Henderson
14 Sam Wardingley
13 Ronnie McLean
12 Tom Wheatcroft
11 Phil Chesters
10 Ben Ward
9 Stuart Commins
1 Ryan Storer
2 Andrei Radoi
3 Kyle Sinkler
4 Stephen Pape
5 Adam Preocanin (Captain)
6 Matt Evans
7 Ed Siggery
8 Sean O’Connell
Reserves
16 Samuel Wilkes
17 Steve Neville
18 Conor Carey
19 George Merrick
20 TJ Anderson
21 Tom Parker
22 Chris Kinloch