Yorkshire Carnegie will travel to Wales on Saturday looking to complete a British & Irish Cup double over the Dragons Premiership Select, kick off 2.30pm, at the CCBC Centre For Sporting Excellence in Ystrad Mynach.

Head Coach James Lowes has named a youthful squad once again with ten players included who have graduated from the club’s academy. The average age of the squad is just 22 as they look to continue the good work from last week’s 43-22 win over the Dragons at Huddersfield YMCA.

There are three changes in the back line with Tom Casson replacing Chris Elder at centre and 21-year-old Leeds Beckett student Michael Waters replacing his university team mate Harry Robinson on the wing. Finally scrum half Sam Wolstenholme makes his first start for the club having appeared twice as a replacement in the Cup so far this season. Wolstenholme made his first team debut for Yorkshire Carnegie in the British & Irish Cup pool game against London Scottish at Ilkley in October 2017. He marked the occasion with the clinching try to secure victory for his side.  He has been a regular for Hull Ionians on dual registration but originally came from Sheffield RUFC whilst attending Oakham Grammar School for all of his higher education.

In the forwards, Jordan Poole starts at hooker after coming off the bench last week whilst Elliot Ward starts in the back row along with Trystan Davies, the former Llanelli forward who made his debut last week as a replacement against his countrymen. Josh Bainbridge will skipper the side at number eight in his 50th appearance for the club.

The bench sees one new debutant in back row Jonny Teague. The former Newcastle Falcons Academy and Darlington Mowden Park forward is called up this week having been first reserve last Saturday.

The team in full is:

15. Darren Atkins
14. Louis Brown
13. Fred Burdon
12. Tom Casson
11. Michael Waters
10. Harry Davey
9. Sam Wolstenholme

1. Charlie Capps
2. Jordon Poole
3. James Thraves
4. Dan Sanderson
5. Matt Smith
6. Elliot Ward
7. Trystan Lloyd
8. Josh Bainbridge (c)

16. Harry Newborn
17. Will Vaughan
18. Xavier Valentine
19. Ben West
20. Jonny Teague
21. Oliver Fox
22. Harry Robinson