First Team

Props out to show that front-row is a young man’s game in TV clash

Conor Carey v LScotsConor Carey and Camilo Parilli will be out to show that propping isn’t just for grizzled veterans when they start as tight and loose-head props against Bedford Blues in the Greene King IPA Championship on Sunday.

Carey, 22 and Parilli 23, both joined the club over the summer. Carey arrived from Ulster, while Parilli returned to the club from Leicester Tigers, for whom he played while playing Sport and Exercise Science at Loughborough University.

They have quickly established themselves in the squad and will pack down either side of hooker Sam Wilkes on Sunday.

The match is Ealing Trailfinders’ first ever live appearance on Sky Sports, with the match due to kick off at 15.15 on Sky Sports 4.

Adam Preocanin returns to the side after injury, but moves to the back-row, where he will pack down at blindside alongside openside Alex Bradley and Number 8 TJ Anderson.

Wing Billy Robinson is the only starting back who wasn’t part of the squad that won promotion from National 1, which means fans will recognise the familiar pairings of Morgan Thompson and Ben Ward at half-back and Tom Wheatcroft and Ronnie McLean in the centre.

Ealing Trailfinders v Bedford Blues, Sunday 25 October, 15.15 (live on Sky Sports 4)
15 Andrew Henderson
14 Owen Bruynseels
13 Ronnie Mclean
12 Tom Wheatcroft
11 Billy Robinson
10 Ben Ward
9 Morgan Thompson
1 Camilo Parilli-Ocampo
2 Sam Wilkes
3 Conor Carey
4 Steve Pape
5 Matt Evans
6 Adam Preocanin
7 Alex Bradley
8 Thomas Anderson
Reserves
16 Josh Elliott
17 Ryan Storer
18 Jordan Saunders
19 Anders Nilsson
20 Sam Hocking
21 Stuart Commins
22 Phil Chesters