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Clifton name team to face Taunton Titans

By Mike Barber

Clifton make 4 changes to their side to face Taunton Titans at Station Road on Saturday 5th January, kick off 14:30.

Andrew Chesters, Will Pomphery and Sam Harrison come into the starting line up for the National 2 all-West Country clash. Jack Williams, Man of the Match last time out against Dings in the 6 shirt, reverts back to Hooker with Dave Wheeler moving to the bench.

Chesters returns after a lengthy absence following an injury sustained against Canterbury in October with Harrison moving to 12 following his excellent contribution off the bench at Shaftesbury Park.
Tom Francis continues at full back and forms an experienced back 3 with the return of prolific scorer Will Pomphery and Hugh Campbell.

Mitch Spencer continues to captain the side form Scrum Half and the bench is bolstered by the return of youngster Aidan Ali whilst new signings Jack Spencer and Niall Gibbons (both Stourbridge Rugby) will be looking to make their debuts in the Lavender and Black, off the bench.

Clifton Rugby side to face Taunton Titans

1. Ricky Cano
2. Jack Williams
3. Mark Roberts
4. Henry Harper
5. David Hill
6. Andrew Chesters
7. Chris Rovery
8. Dan Hill

9. Mitch Spencer (c)
10. Brad Barnes
11. Will Pomphery
12. Sam Harrison
13. Sam Goatley
14. Hugh Campbell
15. Tommy Francis

16. Jack Spencer
17. Dave Wheeler
18. Niall Gibbons
19. Aidan Ali
20. Ross Pritchard

In addition, Clifton Wanderers will travel to Shaftesbury Park to face a Dings 2nd XV, Kick off 15:00, in a game that will be as competitive as the 1st XV encounter before Christmas. The team includes a large number of players returning from injury including Charlie Bullimore who makes his return to rugby after 18 months out. Matthew Hall also returns having been unavailable for the 1st half of the season. The team also includes a number of other players with National League experience including Max Folkard , Alex Lambert, Beno Edwards and Callum Simpson.

Wanderers Team to face Dings Crusaders

1. Max Folkard
2. Beno Edwards
3. Callum Simpson
4. Nathan Gabey
5. Matthew Hall
6. Stef Kitchen (c)
7. Eddie Holbrook
8. George West

9. Myles Skinner
10. Alex Lambert (vc)
11. George Lavallin
12. Zak Hamid
13. Sam King
14. Alex Hughes
15. Harry Travis

16. Ross Denton
17. Charlie Bullimore
18. Fintan Yateman
19. Franceso Albasini
20. Jacob Jenkins
21. Justin Mcinroy
22. Ash Tipper
23. Alex Hall
24. Eddie Addair
25. Rob Murray

Updated 18:00 - 5 Jan 2019 by Wyn Tingley

Where next?

Preview: Taunton Titans Following the huge win against fierce rivals Dings Crusaders before Christmas, attention now turns towards the New Year and the visit of Taunton.
Guernsey Raiders: Bullimore Back Terry, Harrison and Lambert return as Bullimore & Sheriff make first starts

Fixtures
Sat 17 Aug
a
1st XV Pontypridd
Friendly 14:30
Thu 22 Aug
h
Friendly 19:30
Fri 30 Aug
a
Friendly 19:30

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