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Rugby: Bournemouth boss could ring the changes
7:00am Friday 27th September 2013 in Rugby
LIONS chief Budge Pountney has hinted that he could be set to ring the changes ahead of tomorrow’s showdown with Dings Crusaders (2.30pm).
The Bournemouth director of rugby has enjoyed a promising start to his tenure with two victories from Lions’ three National Two South matches so far this term.
But following home wins against Taunton and London Irish Wild Geese, Pountney suffered his first competitive loss as Lions boss in a 33-18 defeat at Exmouth.
And with a number of fringe players staking a claim in a strong second team performance last Saturday, ex-Scotland captain Pountney could tinker with his line-up.
Speaking ahead of the clash with Dings at Chapel Gate, Pountney (pictured) said: “The good thing is our B team won 59-3 on Saturday so a lot of boys have put up their hands and that is what we need at this club.
“They have earned the right to be selected and we have a few back from injury, so we will freshen up our side.
“We just need to put ourselves in the right frame of mind to be ready for the physical contest and if we do that, we will give anyone a game.”
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- In Southern Counties South, Sherborne host Swanage & Wareham, while Wimborne entertain Trowbridge.
Elsewhere, Ellingham & Ringwood make the trip to Old Mid-Whitgiftian in London Three South West.
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