Two Cardiff RFC players have been invited to play for Crawshay’s Welsh in their clash with Oxford University at Iffley Road on Wednesday evening.
Jack Brooks will line up at outside centre and Joseph Scrivens starts at full-back in a side coached by Aberavon’s Jason Hyatt and Cross Keys’ Morgan Stoddart, with the fixture an annual event between the two teams.
Brooks, 26, has made eight appearances for the Blue and Blacks so far, two of which came at the back end of last season while on permit from Tata Steel RFC, before the move was made permanent over the summer.
Meanwhile 25-year-old Scrivens has 16 appearances to his name since arriving from Bedwas at the start of the season, along with 20 points. Most memorably he kicked the winning conversion to beat Pontypridd at the Arms Park on his debut.
Both players will make their first outings for a side that dates back to 1922 when Captain Geoffrey Crawshay of the Welsh Guards was invited to form a team to play Devonport Services RFC. Since then the team has played all over the world, with the likes of JPR Williams and Phil Bennett turning out for them over the years.
Crawshays Welsh: Joseph Scrivens (Cardiff), Dale Ford (Carmarthen Quins), Jack Brooks (Cardiff), Matthew Jacobs (Llandeilo)(c), Aaron Bramwell (Neath), Arwel Robson (Dragons), Scott Gibson (Brecon); Jon Lavender (Bargoed), Rhodri Tanner (Moseley), Curtis Hicks (Pontypridd), Corey Tucker (Penallta), Shay Smallman (Aberavon), Ed Siggery (Carmarthen Quins), Robert Nash (Pontypool), Robert Dudley Jones (Bridgend)
Replacements: Zach Hewlett (Cross Keys), Owen Peddle (Cross Keys), Chris Davies (Newbridge), Ioan Jones (Neath), Adam Brown (Newport HSOB), James Leadbetter (Bargoed), Will Holley (Neath), Josh Ashby Moscardini (Rhiwbina)