RUGBY UNION: Morris and Thorpe back for Exiles

3:08pm Friday 29th November 2013

By Ed Mezzetti


NATHAN Morris and Richard Thorpe return for London Welsh’s trip to Bedford Blues tomorrow (3).

Hooker Morris replaces Kevin Davis, while Thorpe comes in on the blindside flank, with Daniel Browne shifting across to No 8 and Ben Pienaar dropping out.

Scrum half Rob Lewis will make his 100th appearance for Welsh if he comes off the bench.

Also among the replacements, there is a return for wing Joe Ajuwa after his lone spell at Rosslyn Park.

Hooker Andy Titterrell and club captain Matt Corker remain out injured.

Welsh beat Bedford 23-14 in their season-opening double header at Saracens’ Allianz Park.

Bedford make one enforced change from the team that beat Plymouth Albion, with Brendan Burke staring at outside centre in place of Corey Hircock who suffered a shoulder, injury during the win.

Jake Sharp takes Burke's place on the replacements bench.


Bedford: Le Bourgeois, Tapley, Burke, Dodge, Short, Atkinson, Baldwin, Fearn, Clare, Cooper, Howard, Tupai (capt), Jubb, Hankin, Fenton-Wells. Reps: Harris, Steenkamp, Boulton, Gulliver, Armes, Veenendaal, Sharp.

London Welsh: Jewell, Stegmann, May (capt), Parker, Scott, Ross, Davies, Trevett, Morris, Edwards, Lees, Nimmo, Thorpe, Kirwan, D Browne. Reps: Davis, Hepburn, Tideswell, West, Stedman, R Lewis, Ajuwa.


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