Otley star Paul Hill to make Leeds Carnegie debut

Wharfedale Observer: Paul Hill, who has impressed for England Under-20s and Otley, is making his Leeds Carnegie debut in the British & Irish Cup Paul Hill, who has impressed for England Under-20s and Otley, is making his Leeds Carnegie debut in the British & Irish Cup

Former Prince Henry's Grammar School pupil Paul Hill, who has impressed recently for England Under-20s and Otley, will make his debut for Leeds Carnegie tomorrow.

The 19-year-old prop will try and help his side book their place in the last four of the British & Irish Cup when they take on Plymouth Albion at Headingley Carnegie (8pm).

Leeds' head coach James Lowes has been forced to make a number of changes after suffering injuries in last week's Greene King IPA Championship win at Nottingham.

There is a welcome return to the side for Jonah Holmes, who played for Wasps in the Aviva Premiership last week, while fly half Jonny Bentley will start his first game since joining from Gloucester.

Hill, who trained with the full England squad during the recent RBS Six Nations, was born in Germany but grew up in Doncaster and has come through the Leeds Academy system.

Former Otley player Richard Beck returns to the squad in the back row, while Jarad Williams, who last week played at Twickenham for Leeds Metropolitan University in the BUCS final, earns a recall at No 8.

On the bench, hooker Dan Baines makes his first appearance for the club having joined on loan from Sale Sharks.

The former Rotherham hooker is originally from Lancaster and previously played at Vale of Lune.

Leeds Carnegie: Alex Lozowski; Jonah Holmes, Oli Goss, Rob Vickerman, David Doherty; Jonny Bentley, Craig Hampson; Charlie Beech, Joe Graham, Paul Hill, Harry Casson, Richard Beck, David Sisi, Jarad Williams, Chris Walker. Replacements: Dan Baines, Lee Imiolek, James Currie, Mike Myerscough, James Doyle, Christian Georgiou, Glyn Hughes.

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