THURROCK travelled to Beeston Hyrne on Saturday, determined to lift the spirits of a club mourning the loss of two of its great stalwarts in Charlie Putz and Ian Corderoy.
Thurrock welcolmed back Kodie Holloway and Luis Tricio, a recent convert to the front row from Hartpury. Furthermore, Director of Rugby, Martin Jones, gave former Welsh exile Blake Burns a debut in the position once graced by father, Damian.
The irrepressible Henry Bird was fulfilling a work commitment as was winger Ahmed Aminu. Dritan Loka was still feeling the effects of the Flu, which allowed Caolan Watts-Adams to continue his burgeoning second-row partnership with Jay Jennings. With Frank Wright failing a fitness test, Tom Wileman continued in the front row with Aaron Antrobus.
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