TEAM NEWS: Bristol U20s vs Munster U20s
Hall names 23-man squad for Munster clash
Bristol Academy U20s face a strong touring Munster U20s side at Clifton RFC’s Cribbs Causeway ground on Tuesday (7.30pm KO).
Academy Manager Mike Hall has selected a 23-man squad made up of full-time Academy, university and Combination Club players.
First year Academy members Jack Hughes and Auguy Slowik are named in the backline, while Steve Uren will start in the back row.
Ellis Genge – who returned from the England U18s tour to South Africa on Monday – is included among the replacements.
Nick Carpenter is not considered, having played three games in ten days for England U18s, while Callum Braley is also unavailable.
Lock Joe Joyce is ruled out of action for up to a month following knee surgery on Friday.
“We’ve picked a talented squad of players with a good mixture of Academy, Combination, university and college players – I’m keen to follow the progress of these individuals over the next few years,” said Hall.
“It’s a great opportunity for these guys to pull on the Bristol jersey and represent the Club, as well as giving the supporters a chance to see the future talent in action.
“Munster will bring a very competitive squad, so we expect a tough test. They have a fantastic culture and tradition and we’re honoured to welcome Munster to Clifton RFC on Tuesday.
“On behalf of Bristol Rugby, I wish them all the best for their pre-season tour.”
Entry to Tuesday’s fixture is free, so please come along and support the U20s.
Bristol Academy U20s side to face Munster U20s at Clifton RFC on Tuesday, 20 August (7.30pm KO):
Jack Hughes (Academy); Auguy Slowik (Academy), Lucas Slowik (SGS Filton), Mark Cooke (Cardiff Metropolitan University), Ben Foley (SGS Filton); Ludovic Hopkinson (Bath University), Andy Uren (SGS Filton); Tom Boot (Clifton RFC), Callum Lynch (South West/England U18s), Mike Flook (Dings Crusaders), Jake Holcombe (SGS Filton), Henry Ivall (SGS Filton), Callum Wallis (Exeter University), Steve Uren (Academy), Fergus Manners (Clifton RFC).
Replacements: George Hargreaves (UWE), Ellis Genge (Academy), Max Cresswell (Bristol University), Connor Duffy (UWE), Harry Knowles (Dings Crusaders), Cameron Jefferies (UWE), Sam Smith (Clifton RFC), Adam Lambert (Cleve RFC).