Trailfinders name side for first task of 2019 at Bedford Blues
Ealing Trailfinders have named their first team of 2019 as they travel to Goldington Road to take on Bedford Blues in the Greene King IPA Championship.
Ben Ward’s side are on a six match winning streak in all competitions and will need to keep that run going to maintain their push at the top of the table.
The West Londoners have been boosted by Mark Tampin, David Johnston and Ben Landry all recovering from injuries to take their place in the match day squad against the fourth-placed Blues.
Jordan Els, Alun Walker and Mark Tampin start in a formidable front-row and will look to give the Trailfinders a good platform from the scrum, with Jordan Onojaife and Harry Casson combining in the second-row. Rohan O’Regan makes his first Championship start after impressing in the recent Cup group stages, alongside Jordy Reid and Captain Rayn Smid in the back row.
Jordan Burns and Craig Willis are tasked with controlling the game as half-backs, whilst Harry Sloan and Pat Howard continue their impressive midfield partnership. James Cordy Redden, Seb Stegmann and David Johnston will operate in the back-three for the Green and Whites.
Matt Cornish, Alex Lundberg and Elliot Millar Mills offer a front-row alternative on the bench, with Ben Landry and Max Davies covering the rest of the pack. Ryan Foley and Laurence May complete the match day squad for the trip up the M1.
Flanker Rohan O’Regan says the Trailfinders are focused to ensure they begin the year in positive fashion.
“Everyone is in a great frame of mind at the moment and after the festive break we are massively keen to get back in to it and start 2019 with a big statement.”
Ealing Trailfinders team to play Bedford Blues on Saturday 12th January at Goldington Road in the Greene King IPA Championship:
15 David Johnston 14 Seb Stegmann 13 Pat Howard 12 Harry Sloan 11 James Cordy Redden 10 Craig Willis 9 Jordan Burns 1 Jordan Els 2 Alun Walker 3 Mark Tampin 4 Jordan Onojaife 5 Harry Casson 6 Rohan O’Regan 7 Jordy Reid 8 Rayn Smid ©
16 Matt Cornish 17 Alex Lundberg 18 Elliot Millar Mills 19 Ben Landry 20 Max Davies 21 Ryan Foley 22 Laurence May