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Youngest forward starts game for Leeds Carnegie
11:43am Saturday 19th October 2013 in Rugby Union
TEENAGE hooker Jack Walker is to become the youngest forward ever to start a game for Leeds Carnegie when they play at York tomorrow.
The 17-year-old will bed down in the front-row as the Headingley outfit travel to Clifton Park to take on Irish side Gala in the British and Irish Cup (kick off 2.30pm).
Walker made his debut last week in a loss at Bristol and, at 17 years and 160 days old, only missed out by a couple of months on surpassing David Doherty as the youngest player ever to appear for Leeds.
Head coach James Lowes has made ten changes to the side that lost 21-17 at Bristol last week.
Nathan Hannay and Matt Smith are the only players to keep their places in the pack while, in the backs, Stevie McColl replaces Christian Georgiou at full back, Fred Burdon comes in for Joe Barker, David Doherty replaces Oli Goss and Craig Hampson starts at scrum-half in place of James Doherty.
This is the second year that Leeds have taken their Cup matches on the road and they will be hoping for a better result than their previous visit to Shipton Road 12 months ago, when they lost to Jersey.
Match day ticket prices are adults £12, concessions £6. Under-16s are admitted free.
Leeds: McColl, Martey, Lucock, Burdon, Doherty, Hughes, Hampson, Imiolek, Walker, Beech, Hannay, Smith, Rowan (c), Doyle, Burrows. Replacements: Nilsen, Harris, Tussac, Jones, Walker, Barker, Lozowski.
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