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Albion to use development game to have a look at young West Country talent

West Buckland schoolboy Hallam Chapman is named in Albion's development squad

West Buckland schoolboy Hallam Chapman is named in Albion’s development squad

PLYMOUTH Albion will have a look at a host of young West Country talent when they take on Exmouth in a development match on Tuesday night (7.30pm).

Albion have invited a number of guest players to feature in the game, alongside more established players like Robin Wedlake, Tom Putt, Harrison Cully, Gregory Sebastien and Andy Chesters.

Flanker Chesters, at 24, will be the oldest player in the Albion squad, with 11 teenagers in the party.

Among their guest players will be Bude pair Duncan Tout and Billy Roberts, Marjons props Ashlee Crouch and Dave Broughton, Worcestershire youngsters Oliver Allsop and Stan Mayne, Plymouth University lock Malcolm Onsando, Salisbury’s teenager number eight Jordan Gray, Mount Kelly schoolboy Angus Hogg and Barnstaple colts player Hallam Chapman, who impressed recently for Devon Under-20s against Cornwall.

Shek Sherrif, Noah Nash, Curtis Reynolds, Rory Briers and Dan Goldstone, who have been training with Albion this season but playing for other clubs, also get the chance to impress.

Albion’s director of rugby Graham Dawe said: “It will be great to have development rugby back at Brickfields. It will be a chance for people to see some talented ambitious young rugby players, who might become Plymouth Albion first team players in the future.”

Cornwall player Wedlake did play the first half of Albion’s game against Blackheath on Saturday, but the club want to have a look at him at full-back after losing Ethan Ford.

Albion: Robin Wedlake, Jon Dawe, Duncan Tout, Oliver Allsop, Harrison Cully, Tom Putt, Noah Nash, Curtis Reynolds, Dean Brooker, Ashlee Crouch, Malcolm Osnando, Shek Sherrif, Gregory Sebastien, Andy Chesters (capt), Billy Roberts. Reps: Dave Broughton, Rory Briers, Hallam Chapman, Angus Hogg, Dan Goldstone, Stan Mayne, Jordan Gray.

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