Richmond Name Squad To Face Rams
Richmond have named their squad to face Rams in the top of the table clash at the Athletic Ground tomorrow afternoon (Kick-off 3pm).
With both clubs undefeated after four matches of the 2019/20 National League 1 season, Saturday’s fixture is set to be an enthralling clash, with both sides desperate to push clear at the top of the league table.
Steve Hill’s squad will feature four changes to the starting XV that beat Hull Ionians 52-7 last Saturday, with prop Jimmy Litchfield, second-row Max Crawford and experienced centre Ronnie Mclean all recalled to the line-up. While new recruit Dan Kelly, who joined Richmond in the summer from Birmingham & Solihull, will make his First XV debut on the right wing.
Elsewhere, Alex Bibic and Jesse Liston are named on the replacements bench after missing the win over Hull last weekend.
Director of Rugby Steve Hill, said: “We’re really pleased with how we performed in September but we recognise Rams have also had an unbeaten first month and will be a huge challenge. They’re a very well organised side, they’ve got exceptional talent all throughout their team and they work extremely hard for each other. We’re going to have to lift our game and be stronger in all areas if we want to secure another win.”
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First XV to face Rams
- Timmy Walford
- Ross Grimstone
- Jimmy Litchfield
- Byron Hodge
- Max Crawford
- Tom Pashley
- Toby Saysell
- Jake Parker
- Jamie Gibbs
- Lewis Dennett
- Hamish Graham
- Ronnie Mclean
- Cameron Mitchell ©
- Dan Kelly
- Rob Kirby
- Charlie Gibbings
- Ken Dowding
- Alex Bibic
- Jesse Liston
- Toby Dabell
Saturday's Men’s Fixtures:
Richmond Men's First XV vs Rams, KO 3pm, Athletic Ground
Richmond Vikings vs Rams 2nd XV, KO 1:30pm, Athletic Ground
Richmond Saxons vs Ampthill, KO 2:45pm, Athletic Ground
Richmond Jutes vs Horsham, KO 3:00pm, RH13 6PJ
Saturday's Women’s Fixtures:
Richmond Women’s First XV vs Worcester Women, KO 5pm, Athletic Ground
Richmond Women’s Second XV vs Worcester Women 2nd XV, KO 3:00pm, Athletic Ground