Team named for Chester

Date: 31 August 2018

Hoppers Head Coach Paul Arnold has named his team for the 1st XV’s trip to Chester.

Chester finished 7th in National League 2 North last season and should offer a stern test for Arnold’s men. The fixture also sees the opening of Chester’s new Artificial Grass Pitch and to mark the occasion all admission to the game is free.

Arnold’s selection includes 15 players who were part of last years promotion campaign as well as Jack Edwards who has had a spell ou injured. Included for their debuts are new half-back combination James Gough and Tom Davidson who have joined from Kendal and Wharfedale respectively. There is also a new face in the second row with Adam Howard partnering Ally Murray. The final new name is on the bench where New Zealander Brad Cave will hope to see some action for his Hoppers debut.

1. Oga Mabaya
2. PJ Millea
3. Peter Altham
4. Adam Howard
5. Alastair Murray
6. Jack Edwards
7. Oliver Trippier
8. Matthew Lamprey
9. James Gough
10. Thomas Davidson
11. Conor Trueman
12. James Fitzpatrick
13. Sam Stott
14. Tyler Spence
15. Scott Jordan

16. Connor Johnson
17. Ryan Wilkinson
18. Luke Procter
19. Alex Ward
20. Brad Cave

Clockwise from top left – Adam Howard, James Gough, Tom Davidson and Brad Cave

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