“ We know what we have to do on Saturday but there are no easy games in this league as last time out against Guernsey proved””
Mike Barber, Defence Coach
Charlie Bullimore returns to action in one of 5 changes to the pack as Clifton welcome Guernsey Raiders to Station Road.
Bullimore has been out of action since the early part of the 2018 season, suffering a fractured ankle and has come through a number of games with the Wanderers over the last few weeks to complete his rehabilitation and return to fitness.
Jack Williams returns to the starting line up as he and Dave Wheeler continue their rotation with Jack Spencer completing the front row. Henry Harper continues at Lock and is partnered by Man of the Match against Redruth, Shek Sherrif. The former Dings man made a huge impact off the bench last week with his carrying and he is rewarded with his first start in the Lavender and Black.
The backrow sees Gloucester Academy’s Cam Terry start at 7, with Dan Hill coming back into the starting line up to face his former club in place of Niall Gibbons, alongside Andrew Chesters in the 6 shirt.
The backline sees 2 changes from the 7 that took the field last week, with Mitch Spencer captaining from scrum half and Brad Barnes at 10. Chris Levesley has not recovered from the knock he sustained last week so Sam Harrison comes in at 13 to partner Sam Goatley once again in the center. The back three sees Alex Lambert make his first start of 2019 with Hugh Campbell on the other wing whilst Tom Francis rounds out the starting 15 at full back.
Matthew Davies moves to the bench, along with Mark Roberts, Wheeler and Gibbons whilst Ross Pritchard returns to the 20 following his return to training this week.
Clifton Rugby v Guernsey Raiders | Saturday 26th January 2019 | Kick Off: 15:00
1. Charlie Bullimore 2. Jack Williams 3. Jack Spencer 4. Henry Harper 5. Shek Sherrif 6. Andrew Chesters 7. Cam Terry 8. Dan Hill 9. Mitch Spencer © 10. Brad Barnes 11. Hugh Campbell 12. Sam Goatley 13. Sam Harrison 14. Hugh Campbell 15. Tom Francis
Bench: 16. Mark Roberts 17. Dave Wheeler 18. Matthew Davies 19. Niall Gibbons 20. Ross Pritchard
Updated 20:55 - 26 Jan 2019 by Sam Harrison