Lancashire up for the Twickenham Final v Hertfordshire

Lancashire make one change in their starting line-up for the Bill Beaumont County Championship Cup Final against Hertfordshire at Twickenham on Sunday (ko 12.00). Wing Jordan Dorrington injured his ankle in last Saturday’s group match v Cheshire and is replaced by another former Fylde wing, Scott Armstrong, now with Kirkby Lonsdale. Armstrong returns to the ground where he scored a fine try in last year’s Final.

On the replacements bench, back five forwards Reece Tomlinson and Adam Aigbokhae replace Gareth Rawlings and Andy Hughes.

15 Lewis Allen (Rossendale); 14 Scott Armstrong (Kirkby Lonsdale), 13 Chris Mayor (Sale FC), 12 Scott Rawlings (Longton), 11 Anthony Bingham (Sale FC); 10 Chris Johnson (Sale FC), 9 Callum McShane (Sedgley Park); 1 Dan Birchall (Sale FC), 2 Alex Loney (Fylde), 3 Adam Lewis (Fylde) capt, 4 Bob Birtwell (Sedgley Park), 5 Rhys Davies (Sale FC), 6 Evan Stewart (Vale of Lune), 7 Phil Mills (Rossendale), 8 Tom Ailes (sale FC).

16 Peter Altham (Preston G), 17 Danny Maher (Sedgley Park), 19 Reece Tomlinson (Rossendale), 20 Adam Aigbokhae (Sale FC), 21 Connor Wilkinson (Fylde), 22 Scott Jordan (Preston G), 23 Steve Collins (Sedgley Park).

The Hertfordshire squad is based on a core of players from the Hertford, Bishop’s Stortford, Tring and Old Albanian clubs. At fullback is former Preston Grasshopper and Lancashire star Sean Taylor.

15 Sean Taylor (Hertford); 14 Elliott Byfield (Tring), 13 James Rea (Bishop Stortford), 12 Richard Streets (Hertford), 11 Sam Barnes (Tring); 10 Dan Watt (Old Albanian), 9 Tom Banks (Bishop Stortford) (Capt.); 1 Louis Castiglione (Hertford), 2 Steff Jones(Hertford), 3 Karl Garside (Ampthill), 4 Rob Conquest (Cambridge), 5 Harry Green (Tring), 6 Nick Radley (Tring), 7 Nick Stevens (Tring), 8 Chris West (Old Albanian).

16 Oliver Walliker (Old Albanian), 17 Tom McCrone (Bishop’s Stortford), 18 Dave Archer (Hertford), 19 Jack Elston (Hertford), 20 Jack Scantlebury (Bishop’s Stortford), 21 Ben Creasey (Hertford), 22 Luke Barber (Harpenden).,

The match is held ahead of the main attraction, England v the Barbarians, which kicks off at 15.00.

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