Richmond Name Squad To Face Rams RFC


Richmond have made seven changes to its starting XV for tomorrow’s top of the table clash against Rams RFC (KO 2pm).

The National League 1 fixture will see Richmond make the trip to Old Bath Road full of confidence following last Saturday’s 86-7 victory over Hull Ionians, while Rams will be eager to extend their unbeaten run to eight matches after their hard-fought 21-17 win over Chinnor last Friday night.

The Richmond forward pack features five changes to the side that scored 14 tries last week, with Ross Grimstone, Jimmy Litchfield, Byron Hodge, Chris Allman and Jake Parker all returning to the starting squad. While prop David Banfield, former captain Will Warden and powerful flanker Toby Saysell will resume their starting roles following a strong performance last week.

In the backs, sharpshooter Tom Hodgson returns at fly-half replacing Ben Cook, Dan Kelly moves from centre to wing, while Morgan Ward and Louis Molloy shift back into the First XV.

The replacements bench features plenty of firepower with the likes of Callum Torpey, Andrew Boyce and Jesse Liston set to make a considerable impact, alongside new recruits Kurt Schonert and Charlie Mulchrone who both made their Richmond debuts last Saturday.

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First XV to face Rams RFC

1. David Banfield
2. Ross Grimstone
3. Jimmy Litchfield
4. Will Warden
5. Byron Hodge
6. Chris Allman
7. Toby Saysell
8. Jake Parker

9. Jamie Gibbs
10. Tom Hodgson
11. Hamish Graham
12. Morgan Ward
13. Cameron Mitchell ©
14. Dan Kelly
15. Louis Molloy


16. Callum Torpey
17. Kurt Schonert
18. Andrew Boyce
19. Jesse Liston
20. Charlie Mulchrone


Men’s Fixtures:

Richmond vs Rams RFC, KO 2pm (Away)

Richmond Vikings vs Rams 2nd XV, KO 1:45pm (Away)

Richmond Saxons vs Ampthill 1881, KO 2pm (Away)

Richmond Normans vs Bury St Edmunds, KO 1:30pm (Home)


Women’s Fixtures:

Richmond Women vs Gloucester-Hartpury Women, KO 3pm (Home)

Richmond Women 2nd XV vs Gloucester-Hartpury Women 2nd XV, KO 1:30pm (Home)