Bryan Redpath has named eight summer signings in his side to face Bath Rugby this Saturday at Ilkley in Yorkshire Carnegie’s first pre-season game, kick off 6pm.

Four of those players are returning to the club having previously played for Carnegie. Full back Stevie McColl has returned from Gloucester, fly half Joe Ford will begin his third spell at the club having re-signed from Sale Sharks, prop Michael Cusack joins from Newcastle Falcons whilst back row Oli Stedman is back at the club, having been a key player for Doncaster Knights last season.
 
The other four new recruits in the starting line up are scrum half Alex Davies, who has joined from Ealing Trailfinders, hooker Mike Mayhew and his older brother Richard are reunited, having played alongside each other at Newcastle Falcons whilst second row Dan Sanderson has joined from Worcester Warriors.
 
The side is captained by Ryan Burrows and there is just two more new recruit amongst the replacements with hooker Ross Graham and fly half Warren Seals.
 
The game will take place at Ilkley RUFC, Stacks Field, Denton Road, Ilkley, LS29 0BZ. Prior to the Yorkshire Carnegie game is Ilkley RUFC v Blackburn RUFC, which kicks off at 1.30pm, gates open at 12.30pm.
Tickets can only be purchased on match day (cash only on arrival)
·         Adults / Senior Citizens / Students            £10
·         Juniors / Students aged 18 and under     FREE
 
Limited Car Parking is available on a first come, first served basis – there is no extra charge however we recommend where possible to us public transport as Ilkley can be extremely busy on weekends. Parking in Ilkley Town Centre is extremely limited.
 
There is an area at the club where there will food and drinks available to purchase including pulled pork and pulled beef sandwiches and real ales from Ilkley Brewery!
 
The team in full is:
15. Stevie McColl
14. Jonah Holmes
13. Andy Forsyth
12. Tom Casson
11. Seb Stegmann
10. Joe Ford
9. Alex Davies
 
1. Lee Imiolek
2. Mike Mayhew
3. Michael Cusack
4. Dean Schofield
5. Dan Sanderson
6. Ollie Stedman
7. Richard Mayhew
8. Ryan Burrows (c)
 
16. Ross Graham
17. Charlie Beech
18. Rob O'Donnell
19. Matt Smith
20. Richard Beck
21. Chris Walker
22. Andy Saull
23. Oli Goss
24. Warren Seals
25. Pete Lucock
26. Taylor Prell