Jason Leonard Cup Under 20 County Championship semi-final
By Bill Hooper
Cornwall’s selectors have announced the side to face Cheshire in the Jason Leonard Cup semi-final at Camborne this Sunday, kick-off 1 pm.
There are a few changes to the starting line up that faced Kent in the last round.
Photo: Declan Matthews returns for Cornwall @Iktisphoto
In the front row Redruth’s Jack Hodge starts, whilst Dan Reed comes into the second row to partner Dan Goldsmith.
Ollie Andrews moves to No.8 with skipper Torin Clarke switching to blindside in place of Camborne’s Tian Clark.
In the backs Noah Nash starts at scrum-half with James Tucker remaining at fly-half.
Declan Matthews returns at inside centre in place of Jake Penprase who returns to the wing whilst Dan Hubble reverts to the bench.
On the bench Aden Brassington returns as does Luke Barnes and Tom Osborne.
Cheshire have also named their starting XV but have yet to finalise their bench. They are captained by winger Harry Blackwell (Macclesfield), one of six Cheshire players who have made it through to the North trials this season.
Cheshire finished runners-up to Yorkshire in their pool defeating Durham 29-0 before losing at home to Yorkshire 15-8.
They travelled to face North Midlands in the quarter-finals winning a tight game 17-12.
|1||Rikki Bentham||Launceston RC|
|2||Harry Lightfoot||Launceston RC|
|3||Jack Hodge||Redruth RFC|
|4||Dan Goldsmith||Launceston RC|
|5||Dan Reed||Wadebridge Camels RFC|
|6||Torin Clarke (Captain)||Launceston RC|
|7||Will Gibson||Cardiff Met|
|8||Ollie Andrews||Falmouth RFC|
|9||Noah Nash||Brixham RFC|
|10||James Tucker||Redruth RFC|
|11||Jake Penprase||Bath Uni|
|12||Declan Matthews||Camborne RFC|
|13||Connor Gilbert||Redruth RFC|
|14||Shae Cornish||PZ & N Colts|
|15||Ethan Tyler||Penryn RFC|
|16||Quinn Cross||Wadebridge Camels RFC|
|17||Chea Jenkins||Launceston RC|
|18||Luke Barnes||Camborne RFC|
|19||Aden Brassington||Redruth RFC|
|20||Dan Hubble||Falmouth RFC|
|21||Callum Boyce||St Austell RFC|
|22||Tom Osborne||Swansea Uni|
|23||Brandon Rowley||Launceston RC|
|24||Kyle Gratrix||Penryn RFC|
|25||Seb Firth||Falmouth RFC|
|26||Jake Carr||St Austell RFC|
|27||Leion Cole||Launceston RC|
Coaches – Matt Shepherd, Josh Lord
CHESHIRE U20 Team Sheet
|6.||S. Nield||Alt Kersal|
|8.||D. Frey||Manchester Met|
|12.||J. Marston||Chester Uni|
|13.||L. Titherington||Birkenhead Park|
|14.||H. Blackwell capt||Macclesfield|
|15.||D. Morley||Chester Uni|
Substitutes to be selected from:
- W. Hirstwood Stockport
- J. Evans Wilmslow
- L. Cox Trafford MV
- H. Lewis Manchester
- M. Peakman Macclesfield
- R. Canhom Trafford MV
- W. Titherington Birkenhead Park
- H. Dokter Sandbach
- J. Mckercher Sale FC
- J. Sanders Caldy
- K. Vezanous Macclesfield
Head Coach T.Banks Asst coach N.Rushton Physio V.Ainsworth