Green makes bow as boss Redpath shuffles his side

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TEENAGER Max Green will make his Yorkshire Carnegie debut tomorrow to cap off a fine week that also saw the scrum-half called into the England Under-20s squad.

The student from Leeds Metropolitan University knows he constantly has a hard man to impress given Carnegie head coach Bryan Redpath is a former international No9 himself with Scotland.

But Green, 19, has done just that in pre-season and, so, starts for the club against Ealing Trailfinders at Headingley in their third Championship game of the campaign.

His inclusion is one of six changes to the side that won at Rotherham Titans last week, Carnegie looking to maintain their 100 per cent start having also defeated Jersey in their opening game.

“We’ve made a few changes this week,” said Redpath.

“It is important to have a look at everyone at this early stage of the season.

“Our props have rotated well in both games with the guys coming off the bench adding something to our performance whilst we have a couple of guys who have knocks that we have been assessing all week and will probably start on the bench this week.”

Green replaces Chris Pilgrim whilst Seb Stegmann returns to the starting line-up in place of Christian Georgiou with Jonah Holmes reverting to full-back.

The third change in the back-line sees James Fitzpatrick, who impressed off the bench against Rotherham, coming in for Pete Lucock.

In the pack, captain Chris Jones will start off the bench after recovering this week from an injury picked up against the Titans, so Ryan Burrows will lead the side out with Jarad Williams coming into the back-row for Jones. James Tideswell starts at tight-head prop after two replacement appearances so far this season with ex-England lock Dean Schofield coming in for Mike Myerscough.

Andy Saull will be out for four weeks with a torn calf suffered against Rotherham but Joel Hodgson and Tom Casson are close to fitness.