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Old Albanians: Clifton name side for crucial away clash

By Mike Barber

Clifton make a number of changes for their visit to mid table rivals Old Albanians

Matt Salter has made a number of changes to his side when they travel to London this weekend. Old Albanians sit just below Clifton in the table, on 54 points to Clifton's 57 and the lavender and blacks will be targeting a win in order to maintain their goal of securing 6th in the league as the season draws into the final weeks.

Jack Williams returns to the front row, alongside Max Folkard and Mark Roberts, who also returns from injury. Henry Harper and Matty Davies continue in the second row whilst Shek Sheriff moves to 6, with Niall Gibbons continuing at 8 and Cam Terry at 7.

Mitch Spencer once again partners Luke Cozins at 10, with Sam Goatey and captain Chris Levesley paired in the centres. Tom Francis remains at full back while Ross Pritchard moves to the wing and is partnered by the impressive Gloucester Academy prospect, Jacob Morris who was man of the match on debut last week against Henley. Jacob has also spent time training with England U20 this week in preparation for their match against Italy.

On the bench, Clifton College prospect Matt West gets his first taste of Nat 2 rugby; the young front rower has been superb in training and gets his shot against OA's. Beno Edwards, Matt Hall, and Dan Hill make up the forward replacements with Sam Harrison rounding out the 20.

Clifton Rugby v Old Albanians | Saturday 9th March 2019 | Kick Off: 15:00

1.Max Folkard 2. Jack Williams 3. Mark Roberts 4. Henry Harper 5. Matt Davies 6. Shek Sheriff 7. Cam Terry 8. Niall Gibbons 9. Mitch Spencer 10. Luke Cozins 11. Ross Pritchard 12. Sam Goatley 13. Chris Levesley 14. Jacob Morris 15. Tom Francis

Bench: 16. Matt West 17. Matthew Hall 18. Dan Hill 19. Beno Edwards 20. Sam Harrisson

Updated 11:57 - 14 Mar 2019 by Roger Bealing

Where next?

Clifton suffer heavy defeat at Old Albanians 14 man Clifton fail to fire as OA's move above them in the league
GRFU Under 10 Festival Sunday 10th March 2019 Clifton RFC are looking forward to welcoming over 20 clubs from across the county to the 2019 Gloucestershire RFU Under 10s Festival.

Fixtures
Sun 2 Jun
a
Under 16s SW7s
Tournament 10:00
Fri 7 Jun
a
Tournament 14:30

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