Two changes for Warriors Under-18s at Newcastle

Warriors Under-18s have made two changes to the side as they go in search of a third straight win in the Premiership Rugby Under-18 Academy League against Newcastle Falcons at Kingston Park on Saturday (kick-off 2.30pm).

Warriors backed up an away win against Wasps with a thrilling late victory against Northampton Saints at Sixways last Saturday to move to fifth in the Northern Conference, five points behind leaders Sale Sharks but with a game in hand.

Jack Kinder, who started at full-back against Wasps and on the left wing against Northampton, switches to the centre this week where he will partner Will Pugh. Billy Emerick, who came off the bench last week, starts on the wing at Newcastle.

The other change is at hooker where Loic Keasey, who came off the bench at half-time against Northampton, starts.

Back-row forward Will Owen, who was a late withdrawal against Northampton, returns to the matchday squad as a replacement along with lock George Boyle and scrum-half Billy McDonough.

Warriors Under-18s | 15 Dan Chambers (Stourport HS and Wolverhampton), 14 Oli Smith (Hartpury College and Abergavenny), 13 Jack Kinder (Solihull School and Silhillians), 12 Will Pugh (Stourport HS and Luctonians), 11 Billy Emerick (Stourport HS and Upton on Severn), 10 Jack Condliffe (Stourport HS and Luctonians), 9 Alex Terry (King’s School and Worcester), 1 Lewys Walsh (Hartpury College and Aberdare), 2 Loic Keasey (RGS Worcester and Worcester), 3 Will Couch Hartpury College and Berkswell), 4 Will Chater (King’s Worcester and Worcester), 5 Harvey Cuckson (Ellesmere College ND Mold) 6 Sam Hawes (King’s School and Ledbury), 7 Owen Boxall (Bishop Vesey’s GS and Lichfield), 8 Theo Mayell (Monmouth School and Monmouth – captain).

Replacements | 16 Ethan Allen (Stourport HS and Telford Hornets), 17 Ellis Locke (Stourport HS and Ledbury), 18 Aaron Hackett (Stourport HS and Stourbridge), 19 George Boyle (King’s School and Worcester), 20 Will Owen (Ellesmere College and Whitchurch), 21 Sammy Erskine (KES Stratford and Claverdon), 22 Billy McDonough (Bromsgrove School), 23 Archie Jones (Stourport HS and Bridgnorth), 24 Mikey Yalland (Stourport HS).