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Wales Students set for England challenge

6th March 2014

Wales Students head coach, James Chapron has selected his side to take on England Students at Iffley Road, Oxford on Friday night.

The match day squad includes Cardiff RFC and Blues Academy player Jack Maynard. Cardiff University and Bridgend hooker Greg George will captain Wales Students when they take on England Students on Friday evening (7.30pm)

James Chapron's side travel to Oxford tomorrow night fielding a side packed full of Principality Premiership experience. Maynard, Swansea's Andrew Claypole and Bedwas' Lewis Hudd have been regulars for their clubs this season while outside centre James Cordy-Reddan has been training with Wales Sevens as well as impressing for Cross Keys.

In the pack, Ravens front rower George leads the side with another Bedwas man, James Sawyer, at openside flanker.

"This is a good opportunity for a number of boys to impress,” said Wales Students head coach Chapron.

"The boys have trained hard in the run up to this game and working against the Wales Under 20 side has been a real benefit to us. We're looking forward to travelling to Oxford and I'm pleased with the side we have available.

"There are plenty of players who have experience at Premiership level and a number of promising young options too. You always look forward to games between Wales and England and this Friday is no different.”

Wales Students side to face England: (Friday, Iffley Road, Oxford. Kick off 7.30pm)

15 Owen Thomas (Cardiff Metropolitan University) 14 Andrew Claypole (Swansea University/Swansea) 13 James Cordy-Redden (University of West England/Cross Keys) 12 Joe Gatt (Loughborough University/Tondu) 11 Lewis Hudd (Cardiff Metropolitan University/ Newport Gwent Dragons Academy) 10 Jack Maynard (Cardiff Metropolitan University/Cardiff Blues Academy) 9 Josh Guy (Swansea University/Pontypool), 1 Tom Kijacks (Swansea University/Carmarthen Athletic) 2 Greg George (Cardiff University/Bridgend CAPT)3 Ian Williams (Oxford University) 4 Henri Williams (Loughborough University) 5 Dan Lewis (University of West England/Abercwmboi) 6 Jamie Harries (Cardiff Metropolitan University) 7 James Sawyer (Cardiff University/Bedwas) 8 Jarad Williams (Leeds Metropolitan University/ Leeds Carnigie).

Replacements: Sam Fisher (Loughborough University), Mike Perks (Bath University), Sean McDonald-Roberts (Swansea University/Llangennech), Ashton Evans (Loughborough University/Tondu), Rory Robinson (Loughborough University), Joel Raikes (University of South Wales/Ynysybwl RFC/ Pontypridd), Jake Lloyd (Nottingham University), Sam Evans (Swansea Metropolitan University/Gorseinon).