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RUGBY UNION: Four in for Quins' trip
OXFORD Harlequins have made four changes for tomorrow’s trip to Brixham in National 3 South West.
Hooker Chris Davies, lock Luke Brown, centre Pete Kelly and debutant wing Rob Cumbria all come in for the visit to Devon.
Regular captain Simon Chadbone drops to the bench as he has been unable to train due to becoming a father.
Alex Powell moves to No 8 in place of Ollie Rees, who is out for two weeks with an anterior cruciate ligament tear.
Quins manager Steve Chadbone said: “We have set our stall out to confront a powerful Brixham side.
“We have gone for less youth and more experience, with players like Luke Brown coming in.
“Pete Kelly will strengthen us in the midfield, which we lacked against Barnstaple last week.”
Quins lost 49-14 and were guilty of some sloppy tackling.
Chadbone added: “We knew where Barnstaple were strong. There was a little bit of naivety on our part.”
Lock Liam Dwyer and flanker Matt Payne start as Henley Hawks host Lydney in National 2 South.
Former Barking player Dwyer replaces Andy Downing, while Payne deposes Will Woodward to the bench.
Hawks keep with the backline that impressed in their 39-19 victory over Shelford, but add ex-Oxford Harlequins man Martin Nutt to their replacements.
Lydney are coached by former Bath and England prop Duncan Bell.
Chinnor have a free weekend as this was due to be their home game against Rugby Lions, who were kicked out of the league due to financial problems.
Wing Tim Brecht comes in for Witney’s trip to Coney Hill in South West 1 East.
Fellow youngster Luke Manning gets a spot on the bench.
Richard Haire comes in at lock, with Joe Rowles dropping to the bench.
Henley Hawks (v Lydney, home): Allen (capt), O'Neill, James, Wells, Andre, Comben, Shaylor, Maddocks, Brennan, Hadfield, Dwyer, Cannock, Payne, Newman, Stapley. Reps: Milford-Scott, Clarke, Woodward, Nutt, Briggs.
Oxford Harlequins (v Brixham, away): H Whittington (capt), Briggs, Sage, Kelly, Cumbria, Stevenson, Maspero, Edney, Davies Hally, Brown, Forde, Reeves, Ward, Powell. Reps: Chadbone, Boulton, Cosins.
Witney (v Coney Hill, away): Clarke, Brecht, Murton, J Lamb, Monks, H Lamb, G Campbell, Calley, Fuller, Burke, M Copperwheat, Haire, Muller, C Campbell, J Hicks (capt). Reps: Brocklebank, Rowles, L Manning.
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