Four changes for Warriors Under-18s for Sixways Finals Day

Warriors Under-18s have made four changes to the starting XV for their match against London Irish at the Premiership Rugby Under-18 League Finals Day at Sixways on Sunday (kick-off 11.30am).

The match, which will decide ninth place in the competition, will kick-off a busy day of action at Sixways with seven matches on two pitches – the main stadium pitch and the turf A&H pitch.

Warriors will help to get the action underway on the stadium pitch having finished fifth in the North Conference.

Billy Emerick comes in at full-back with Dan Chambers, who started there against the Yorkshire Rugby Academy two weeks ago, switching to fly-half.

Oli Smith is promoted from the bench to the left wing in place of Alex Wills, who suffered a head injury in last weekend’s England Under-18s Development Camp at Bisham Abbey.

In the pack Ethan Allen returns at hooker in a swap with Loic Keasey and Owen Boxall is recalled at openside flanker with captain Theo Mayell moving back to number eight.

The Premiership Rugby Under-18 Academy League final between Bristol Bears and Northampton Saints will kick-off at 5.30pm.

Admission to Sixways on Sunday for all matches is free.

Warriors Under-18s| 15 Billy Emerick (Stourport HS and Upton on Severn), 14 Jack Kinder (Solihull School and Silhillians), 13 Will Pugh (Stourport HS and Luctonians), 12 Archie Jones (Stourport HS and Bridgnorth), 11 Oli Smith (Hartpury College and Abergavenny), 10 Dan Chambers (Stourport HS and Wolverhampton), 9 Alex Terry (King’s School and Worcester), 1 Lewys Walsh (Hartpury College and Aberdare), 2 Ethan Allen (Stourport HS and Telford Hornets), 3 Aaron Hackett (Stourport HS and Stourbridge), 4 Will Chater (King’s School and Worcester), 5 Harvey Cuckson (Ellesmere College and Mold), 6 Will Owen (Ellesmere College and Whitchurch), 7 Owen Boxall (Bishop Vesey’s GS and Lichfield), 8 Theo Mayell (Monmouth School and Monmouth) (C).

Replacements | 16 Emmanuel Olaleye (Old Swinford Hospital School), 17 Loïc Keasy (RGS Worcester and Worcester),  18  Sam Hawes (King’s School and Ledbury), 19 Sammie Erskine (KES Stratford and Claverdon), 20 Billy McDonough (Bromsgrove School), 21 Jack Condliffe (Stourport HS and Luctonians), 22 Jacob Clarke (Bishop Vesey’s GS and Lichfield).