Following on from their impressive opening of their 2019 defence of the Sir Bill Beaumont County Championship against Durham last week, Lancashire travel to Cambridge to play Eastern Counties on Saturday (ko 15.00).
Whilst there have been matches between the two counties in recent seasons, this will be the first time that the Red Rose county have visited EC’s Volac Park, home of National One outfit, Cambridge RFC.
Lancashire may find Eastern Counties rather tougher opposition than Durham whom they overcame by 7-73 at Sunderland RFC last Saturday. EC opened their campaign with the narrowest defeat, 26-25, against a very strong Cheshire squad.
Whilst Lancashire’s backline remains the same, Sedgley Park hooker Danny Maher and flanker Adam Aigbokhae start in the pack. Fylde’s Adam Lewis and Ben Gregory join the replacements.
|1||Dan Birchall||Sale FC|
|2||Danny Maher||Sedgley Park|
|3||Simon Griffiths||Sale FC|
|5||Robert Birtwell (c)||Sedgley Park|
|6||Adam Aigbokhae||Sale FC|
|8||Hallam Chapman||Sedgley Park|
|17||Rhys Davies||Sale FC|
|18||Peter Altham||Preston GH|
|20||Damon Hall||Vale of Lune|
|21||Steve Collins||Sedgley Park|
Eastern Counties have also announced their squad: