First Team

Henderson and McLean out to repeat try-scoring feats

Andrew Henderson v Cross KeysAndrew Henderson and Ronnie McLean will have the chance to repeat their try-scoring feats against Moseley after they were named in the team for Saturday’s Greene King IPA Championship match.

Fullback Henderson and centre McLean grabbed a try apiece in the 21-18 British and Irish Cup victory in December and Ben Ward, who scored the other 11 points, is also given a starting place for the match at Billesley Common.

All three were in the team that wrapped up Ealing’s British and Irish Cup participation with a hard-fought 14-13 loss at home to Leinster ‘A’ last time out and director of rugby Mike Cudmore has made minimal changes to the team that started at Vallis Way last Friday.

Henderson will be joined in the back-three by Phil Chesters, who rounded off the match against Leinster ‘A’ by touching down to cap a free-flowing counter-attack. Owen Bruynseels meanwhile returns on the opposite wing.

Morgan Thompson v Cross Keys

In other changes in the backline, McLean will team up with Tom Bedford in the centres, while Morgan Thompson comes into the team at scrum-half.

Upfront Conor Carey is the only change and the Ulsterman will complete the front row alongside hooker Andrei Radoi and fellow prop Ryan Storer.

Ealing Trailfinders v Moseley, Saturday 25 January, KO 15.00
15 Andrew Henderson
14 Owen Bruynseels
13 Ronnie McLean
12 Tom Bedford
11 Phil Chesters
10 Ben Ward
9 Morgan Thompson
1 Ryan Storer
2 Andrei Radoi
3 Conor Carey
4 Steve Pape
5 Adam Preocanin (captain)
6 Matt Evans
7 Ed Siggery
8 Sean O’ Connell
16 Sam Wilkes
17 Steve Neville
18 Richard Palframan
19 Dan Collier
20 TJ Anderson
21 Stuart Commins
22 Sam Wardingley