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Somerset prepare for Army challenge

22 December 2005

December 22, 2005

In preparation for this season's County Championship campaign the Somerset under 20s will take on the Army under 20s in a tough clash at Weston-Super-Mare RFC on January 8th, kick-off 2.30pm.

After a series of trial matches and squad training sessions this will be the first opportunity for the youngsters to play together in a completive match.

There are a handful of players from last year's squad in the team which will add an air of stability and experience, though Somerset know they will have a tough challenge on their hands against a team who reached last year's County Championship quarter-finals.

Steve Berryman of the Somerset under 20s side said: "The Army side will be physical in the forwards and will be well drilled and disciplined. However, I am sure Somerset will be able to match them up front and exploit any weaknesses in their backs through our quick and talented back-line. We are looking for a repeat of last year's narrow victory."     

Somerset under 20s squad:

Jamie Rees  Ivel Barbarians
Tom Corbett  Bournemouth RFC
James Stacy-Marks Wiveliscombe
Ed Driver  Bridgwater & Albion RFC
Stephen Owen Wells RFC
Robert Clyne  Keynsham RFC/Hartpury
Kyle Prescott  Bridgwater & Albion RFC
Karl Jarvis  Bridgwater & Albion RFC
Ben Withey  Old Culverhaysians RFC
Daniel Youngs Keynsham RFC
Joe Smart  Weston Super Mare RFC
Danny Morgan Taunton RFC
Dan Hewlett  Weston Super Mare RFC
Sam Hedges Weston Super Mare RFC
Paul Morrissey Weston Super Mare RFC
John Fillingham Hornets RFC
Adam Watts  Bath RFC
Robert Newton North Petherton RFC
Miles McNeillie North Petherton RFC
Dayne Swift  Midsomer Norton RFC
Ross  Finlayson North Petherton RFC
Daniel Hawkes Clevedon RFC
Dafydd Evans 
Sam  Williams Ivel Barbarians RFC
Ben  Goddard Wincanton RFC
Lee Massey 
Alan Huitt Bristol RFC