BAHRAIN Rugby Football Club’s (RFC) initial XV will transport to Qatar this morning for a final turn of a Gulf Top Six debate opposite aged foes Doha.
Although both teams are now out of a tab for subsequent week’s West Asia Cup Final, a adversary between a span is such that there will be no adore mislaid come today’s 3pm kick-off, generally with third place in a joining standings – behind exile joining winners Abu Dhabi Harlequins and runners-up Jebel Ali Dragons – adult for grabs.
Bahrain exaggerate some-more wins – 4 to Doha’s 3 – from their games to date, though Doha’s pull with Abu Dhabi Saracens joined with a higher reward points total means a sides are neck-and-neck with 20 points.
Today’s diversion will be a fourth assembly between a dual sides over a march of a deteriorate and if a method of formula over a past integrate of seasons is anything to go by afterwards Bahrain owe their hosts a violence this afternoon.
Following on from final week’s considerable though eventually catastrophic arrangement opposite a Harlequins, there are a integrate of enforced changes to a patrol due to damage and unavailability.
Amazingly, a container stays unchanged, with a evergreen Sal Wilson creation his final coming for a initial XV before relocating into a well-deserved retirement alongside Arron Dalgarno and Tim Knott in a front quarrel and Mark Burnell and Rich Wilkinson once again make-up down in a second row.
Johnny Platt is named to start during blindside, with Ollie Hunt on a openside and Tom Jankowski during series eight.
Skipper Tom Ham continues in a surprising purpose of scrum-half carrying not been as bad as approaching final week, with a ever-present Oli Luke again using a uncover from fly-half.
Veteran Sam Wilson resumes his centre partnership with Adam Wallace, with Dave Horner stability his run during full-back and Jaxon McAllister on a left wing.
The large story from a group preference indicate of perspective is a participation of Ben Bensusan on a right wing on his initial tour for a comparison side given his lapse to Bahrain – where he lived and schooled to play a diversion as a immature child – progressing this month.
On a bench, Sean Gale creates a acquire lapse alongside Paddy Gilbert and Wade Quinn, who will be penetrating to make a some-more certain impact than final week opposite his former club, with Tom Hanratty, Rich Ryan and Alex Brennan covering a backs.