No Joyce as Oundle ring the changes

Oundle look to bounce back from a cup defeat last time out when they play Westwood tomorrow
Oundle look to bounce back from a cup defeat last time out when they play Westwood tomorrow

Oundle ring the changes again following the disappointment of losing in the cup last weekend.

They make the trip to Westwood in Midlands Four East (South) where Will Griffiths will keep the captaincy in the continued absence of Joe Rice who is still recovering from a back injury.

The changes start in the front row with Will Parker returning and coach Peter Croot dropping to the bench.

In the engine room Tom Laxton returns at the expense of James Hankins and with man of the match last week Ed Saunders unavailable, Dan Burns returns at No.8.

Seb Whitehouse is back from injury and starts at openside flanker with Adam Blackmore reverting to the wing.

In the backs a real blow came with the news that James Joyce broke his ankle last weekend - despite playing on for the whole of the second half with the injury.

Colt Matt Faulder comes on to his wing.

The last change is at nine with Nick Cobley returning after making a comeback in the seconds last week.

“It is pleasing we now are getting a good depth to the squad,” coach Croot explained. “There is the right blend of experience and youth.

“The boys have been putting a lot of work, and I am really happy with the team spirit we are building.

“The main difference this year is the guys are focusing on performance and the team is benefitting.”

Oundle: Parker, Murray, Atkins, Woodford, Laxton, Crawley, Whitehouse, Burns, Cobley, W. Griffiths, Faulder, New, Snelling, Blackmore, Swallow, Croot, Doubleday, Rees, Milbourne, Still.