Royal Marines Select Strong Side for Akrotiri 10S
C/Sgt Jan Hicklin has selected a good blend of experience and youth in the Corps side for the upcoming Akrotiri 10s. Team captain, Rob Lloyd (42 Cdo RM), is joined by four other full capped players in Scott Llewellyn (Cdo Logs RM), Calum McCrae (Cdo Logs RM), Josh Drauniniu (CTCRM) and Gareth Evans (CTCRM); whilst the youth is provided by CS U23 caps Ben Tate (CTCRM), Ryan Wells (42 Cdo RM) and Loz Blackburn (45 Cdo RM). The squad is completed by Damo Chambers (CTCRM) who was with the Senior Squad all season, and three promising youngsters in Danny Roberts, Tom O'Sullivan and Ian McCormack. Although it comes at the end of a very hard season for many of the players Jan firmly believes he is traveling with a side that are good enough to win the tournament. The trip has been partly funded by the RNRU's Community Rugby programme and gives the opportunity for the Corps to get some more rugby under their belts before their emphasis turns to preparations for Op Herrick later in the year.