First Team

Radoi makes first start as Bruynseels returns

Romanian international Andrei Radoi will make his first start for Ealing Trailfinders in their away Greene King IPA Championship match with Nottingham on Sunday.

The 30-cap hooker joined Ealing just before Christmas and made his debut off the bench at home to Bristol Rugby in the final match before Christmas. Against Nottingham the 26-year-old will pack down between props Ryan Storer and Conor Carey.

Owen Bruynseels v OA

Storer is the only other change to the pack that took on Bristol, which also features captain Adam Preocanin alongside Steve Pape in the second row.

Also coming into the starting XV is wing Owen Bruynseels, who has been out of action since the away match to Bedford Blues at the end of October. He is now over his groin problem and ready to return to try-scoring ways.

Bruynseels is the one change to the backline that faced Bristol and he makes up a back three with fellow wing Phil Chesters and fullback Andrew Henderson.

Ealing Trailfinders v Nottingham, Sunday 5 January, KO 15.00
15 Andrew Henderson
14 Owen Bruynseels
13 Ronald McLean-Dents
12 Thomas Bedford
11 Philip Chesters
10 Benjamin Ward
9 Morgan Thompson
1 Ryan Storer
2 Andrei Radoi
3 Conor Carey
4 Stephen Pape
5 Adam Preocanin (Captain)
6 Mathew Evans
7 Edward Siggery
8 Sean O’Connell
Reserves
16 Samuel Wilkes
17 Darryl Marfo
18 Timothy Brockett
19 Gavin Curry
20 Thomas Anderson
21 Stuart Commins
22 Christopher Kinloch