By Katie Daunt
6th October 2017
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VIKINGS HEAD TO MIDHURST in search of their second consecutive victory.

THE Vikings visit Midhurst tomorrow going in search of their second consecutive victory, following last weekend’s 75-5 victory over Rye at the KGV.

But they take a much changed side to the south of England as all of their Academy Colts are unavailable due to their fixture with Jersey Reds on Sunday.

Of last week's squad Leon Collenette, Ben Holland and John Le Noury miss out due to Colts commitments, whilst Brad Webb is unavailable due to work.

Hugh Birley is off island and Trevor Marquis also misses out due to an injury picked up last week.

Alfie Penney is also currently ruled out after picking up a head knock in training last week.

Which all means that Alan Myers starts for the first time this season and in the back row there is a first start for young Tom Rihoy at openside, after he impressed last weekend.

Taylor Quate returns after two weeks out and starts in the slightly unusual position of scrum half.

Cashel Cahill starts on the wing, whilst Conner Sullivan makes his long awaited full return following a long injury break.

Sullivan played 40 minutes against Rye and showed what a talent he is, and his energy in the back line will be a big boost for the Vikings.

Alex Lock is named on the bench after several seasons away from the sport, and also Nico Ashplant makes a welcome return to the squad after missing out all season with injury.

Myers, Gardner (C), Murdoch, J. Smith, M. Smith, McFarlane, Rihoy, Laws; Quate, Bailey, Horscraft, Gladstone, Greenberg, Cahill, Sullivan.
Replacements: Mroch, Lock, Wickham, Ashplant

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