New look for Yorkshire Carnegie for Otley friendly
Yorkshire Carnegie Director of Rugby Chris Stirling will get the chance to have a look at a number of possible new options for this squad ahead of his team’s first pre-season game at Otley this Saturday, kick off 3pm.
The game at Cross Green will see a number of the club’s promising Academy players joined by Championship squad members and three trialists as well as players from the club’s partnership with Leeds Beckett University and Bishop Burton College.
Canandian international Dan Moor will get a chance to impress on the wing. The Toronto-born flyer played for Oxford University last season, featuring in the Varsity game at Twickenham, and has arrived at Yorkshire Carnegie on trial with fellow Canuck Jake Ilnicki already at the club.
Centre Jack Higginson will try and show what he can do in the fifteen man code having previously played at Rugby League side Wigan Warriors whilst hooker Charlie Gibbings has joined on trial from Exmouth.
Leeds Beckett student John Okafor will start in the second row having moved to Yorkshire for his degree from Harlequins. Likewise, front rower Harry Butler on the bench is a Leeds Beckett student whilst Paul Hamber, Lee Little, Will Hall and Jerry Turugabeci have all impressed at Bishop Burton.
New signings Kieran Frost, Andy Foster, Rowan Jenkins and Ewan McQuillin will get an early run out for their new side too.
The team in full is:
15. Tom Mann 14. Dan Moor 13. Jack Higginson 12. Tom Bullough 11. Joe Gatus 10. Harry Davey 9. Ollie Fox 1. James Thraves 2. Charlie Gibbings 3. Andy Foster 4. John Okafor 5 Kieran Frost 6. Trystan Lloyd 7. Lewis Wilson 8. Josh Bainbridge (c)
Replacements: 16. Harry Butler 17. Rowan Jenkins 18. Ewan McQuillin 19. Adam Brown 20. Paul Hamber 21. Lee Little 22. Will Hall 23. Sam Wolsteholme 24. Jerry Turagabeci 25. Kian Stewart 26. Sam Allan