Yorkshire Carnegie Head Coach Bryan Redpath has named a strong side for this Saturday’s trip to Bedford in the penultimate British & Irish Cup pool game.

England Sevens international Alex Gray returns from injury to play in the centres alongside England U20 player Max Wright.

Back row Richard Mayhew will captain the side however new signing Sione Faletau is unavailable due to international clearance not arriving in time for this weekend.

Having lost away at Dragons Premiership Select and Ealing Trailfinders, Carnegie need to win both remaining pool games to guarantee their place in the knock out stage. Yorkshire are currently are five points behind pool leaders Ealing Trailfinders, the two teams meet in the final pool game next Saturday at Scarborough RUFC.

The squad in full is:

15. Stevie McColl
14. Oli Goss
13. Alex Gray
12. Max Wright
11. Taylor Prell
10. Warren Seals
9. Max Green

1. Charlie Beech
2. Phil Nilsen
3. Rob O’Donnell
4. Dan Sanderson
5. Ben West
6. Richard Mayhew (c)
7. Andy Saull
8. Ollie Stedman

16. Mike Mayhew
17. Mike Cusack
18. Matt Smith
19. Josh Bainbridge
20. Brandon Staples
21. Tom Casson
22. Seb Stegmann