Lancashire announce squad for trip to Eastern Counties

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.

15 Lewis Allen Rossendale
14 Tom Carleton Fylde
13 Connor Wilkinson Fylde
12 Scott Rawlings Longton
11 Tom Grimes Fylde
10 Chris Johnson Huddersfield
9 Cameron Crampton Fylde
1 Dan Birchall Sale FC
2 Danny Maher Sedgley Park
3 Simon Griffiths Sale FC
4 Reece Tomlinson Rossendale
5 Robert Birtwell (c) Sedgley Park
6 Adam Aigbokhae Sale FC
7 Phil Mills Rossendale
8 Hallam Chapman Sedgley Park
16 Adam Lewis Fylde
17 Rhys Davies Sale FC
18 Peter Altham Preston GH
19 Jacob Conner Fylde
20 Damon Hall Vale of Lune
21 Steve Collins Sedgley Park
22 Ben Gregory Fylde

Eastern Counties have also announced their squad: