Sat 05
Wheatley 1st XV
25
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25
League
Milton Keynes
A Gabbidon, J Taylor, J Taylor
Tries
A Laman (2)
Conversions
A Laman (2)
Penalties
Wheatley vs Milton Keynes October 2019
By Simon Chadbone

Match preview

By Simon Chadbone
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James Neal will captain the side at Number 8 with Arron Laman starting at 10 for the season opener at Holton.
Sanda Mpanza & George Cowlrick are named at inside & outside centre with Harry Walker, Jordan Hook and Joe Taylor making up the back three.Wheatley's most committed scrum half Jack Taylor will start in his 9th match for his club.
Head coach Geoff Ward has selected Simon Chadbone, Alex Gabbidon and Ezra Rees in the front row with Jack Smith and Jack Atkinson chosen as the lock pairing.
Dan Bland will start at blindside flanker with Caillin Taylor at open while James Neal is named at number 8.

VIEWS FROM THE CAMP

Wheatley head coach Geoff Ward said: “The focus this week has been about getting right for Milton Keynes. We have had a good seven days since Bletchley and we have focussed really well, our game patterns are good and the physical conditioning of the players is outstanding. We have been able to add a bit more on our team togetherness and cohesion too.
“Now it is about putting in a game plan against Milton Keynes and it is important to be tactically right. We know they are going to be ferocious and full of pride and passion. They are a side if they get a bit of momentum they can be very dangerous and are well-coached. They have a great BBO Premier record and we will need to be at our best on Saturday.
“I don’t think there is anyone who isn’t excited about getting out there on Saturday and there is a good feeling around the place. We are delighted to finally get a game at home and its something the team is looking forward to.”

PREVIOUS MEETINGS
2019: Wheatley 19-15 Milton Keynes
2018: Milton Keynes 42-10 Milton Keynes
2017: Wheatley 10 -0 Milton Keynes

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Match details

Match date

Sat 05, Oct 2019

Kickoff

15:00

Meet time

13:30

Instructions

Usual match admin anyone needing strapping get there a bit earlier

Attendance

100

Competition

Wadworth 6X Berks, Bucks & Oxon Premier

League position

4
Milton Keynes
8
Wheatley
Harry Walker

Player of the match

Harry Walker