Up front the excellent Tolii Reeves-Hall of Bishop Wand is in at loosehead, while schoolmate Roman Barton-Knott is in on the blindside and Harrow’s George Hamblin comes in at openside. That means a change of skipper, with Bishop Wand’s Ollie Allan captaining the side from scrum half this week. Meanwhile on the bench Kassim Dawud and Connor O’Byrne get opportunities. Harlequins have a really exciting side, at number 8 is St Joseph’s Festival player of the tournament Jonathan Smith of Brighton College, while among the many others to look out for are Seaford College second row Jonny Green, King’s Canterbury centre Ludo Kolade, and some potential magic from Millfield wing Amir Sultan-Edwards. Harlequins15 Ethan Knight (Hampton), 14 Jake Golding (Cranleigh), 13 Ludo Kolade (King’s Canterbury), 12 Ben Waghorn (John Fisher), 11 Amir Sultan-Edwards (Millfield), 10 Jamie Flatley (Whitgift), 9 Charlie Clare (Brighton College), 1 Ethan Clarke (Worthing College), 2 Will Ayton (Wellington College), 3 Caleb Ashworth (Gordon’s), 4 Jonny Green (Seaford College), 5 Harry Browne (Brighton College), 6 Will Peart-Smith (Trinity), 7 Seb Driscoll (Whitgift), 8 Jonathan Smith (Brighton College).
Replacements: 16 Jack Doorey-Palmer (Worthing College), 17 Tosin Teriba (Gordon’s), 18 Jack Wadman (Seaford College), 19 Tom Golder (Gordon’s), 20 Theo Martin (Gordon’s), 21 Murdoch Lock (Wellington College), 22 Sean Kerr (Whitgift), 23 William Sprigett (Wellington College). London Irish15 Matt Salisbury (Bishop Wand), 14 Angelo Valentine (Henley College), 13 Alex Enright (Bishop Wand), 12 Connor Cross (Hampton), 11 Sam Rockley (Bishop Wand), 10 Rory Taylor (Wellington College), 9 Ollie Allan (Bishop Wand, captain), 1 Tolii Reeves-Hall (Bishop Wand), 2 Rhys Day (Epsom College), 3 Afolabi Fasogbon (Bishop Wand), 4 Oliver Stirling (Harrow), 5 Finn Worley-Brady (Bishop Wand), 6 Roman Barton-Knott (Bishop Wand), 7 George Hamblin (Harrow), 8 Kade Bird (Epsom College).
Tigers, meanwhile, have made a few changes, Denstone College’s Joseph Dickson and alexander Garrett come in to the back three, while Oakham’s Ben Taylor is in at fly half and has a new half back partner in there too, Leicester Grammar’s Oscar McCarthy, Joseph Woodward continues to skipper the side from the centres. Up front Oakham’s Oliver Crane comes in at tighthead with schoolmate Dan Ormerod coming into the second row, Brooksby Melton’s Chester Owen comes in at number 8, meanwhile schoolmate Matt Durbridge is a new addition on the bench. Leicester Tigers15 Joseph Dickson (Denstone College), 14 Alexander Garrett (Denstone College), 13 George Loose (Gresham’s, 12 Joseph Woodward (Brooksby Melton College, captain), 11 Samuel Jacques (Brooksby Melton College), 10 Ben Taylor (Oakham), 9 Oscar McCarthy (Leicester Grammar), 1 Jack Hurst (Brooksby Melton College), 2 Charlie Barraclough (Denstone College), 3 Oliver Crane (Oakham), 4 Finn Carnduff (Leicester Grammar), 5 Dan Ormerod (Oakham), 6 Simon Koroiyadi (Trent College), 7 Joshua Manz (Northampton School for Boys), 8 Chester Owen (Brooksby Melton College).
It is a tricky task too, London Irish were magnificent against Gloucester in their 41-17 victory last time out and are hold the title of shared holders along with Leicester Tigers. The London Irish side features plenty of changes from last time out though, Bishop Wand’s Matt Salisbury coming in at full back with Henley College’s Angelo Valentine in on the right wing, while Hampton’s Connor Cross comes in at inside centre, necessitating a move from 12 to 13 for Bishop Wand’s Alex Enright.
Bristol Bears’ bring Clifton College’s Isaac Campbell Wu into the starting side at 13, they are skippered by his schoolmate Aaron Tull at blindside. The only other change is on the left wing, where Tom Ormsby comes in, though Myles Langley and Jake Smith are promoted to the bench after missing out last week. Gloucester, meanwhile, make a number of changes, not least in a re-jigged backline that sees Ty Lewis move from outside centre to right wing and Tom Samak from inside centre to outside centre, with Tom Riman coming in at inside centre and Ioan Jones coming in on the left wing. Up front Sam Anson comes into the second row, with Jack Hall and Fred Ma’a coming into the back row. Tyler Harvey and Max Knight get opportunities from the bench, and George Merritt skippers the side from hooker.