Hartpury RFC name squad for Jersey trip

Hartpury turned to youth in the recent B&I Cup match with Ulster A, but experience is restored to the team named to travel to Jersey Reds for Friday night’s Greene King IPA Championship clash.

The visitors will be looking to even the score after Jersey snatched a one-point victory at the Gillman’s Ground in September and also to end a run of three consecutive Championship losses.

Mike Wilcox, Luke Eves, Ed Sheldon and James Williams are recalled to the back division, where they are joined by former Bristol centre Nick Carpenter as well as Elliott Creed and Callum Braley on dual registration from Gloucester Rugby.

In the pack, the entire eight from last week changes, with the exception of Darrel Dyer at Number 8 and Joe Dancer who moves to blindside from the second row.

Two Jersey exports, starting hooker Luke Stratford and replacement half-back Harry Cochrane, return to their former club, where they will potentially be reunited with James Voss, Rory Bartle, Alec Clary and Ellis Abrahams, all of whom have played for Hartpury in recent seasons.

Friday’s fixtures kicks off at 7.45pm and you can follow live updates via the @HartpuryRFC feed on Twitter.

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