With the Blues playing their first Championship home game of the season against Moseley on Saturday, the Blues Academy travel to Birmingham to take on the Moseley Academy, in their first regular game of the season.

Making their debuts for the Blues Academy are ex-Oakham School prop Leon Patel-Champion, flankers Reuben Pritchard (Market Rasen), and JonJo Fanning (Moulton College and Irish Exiles), centres Harry Hutchins (Saracens and Oaklands College) and Paul Aguele (Finchley and Middlesex U18s), wing James Mellish (Old Albanians and Oaklands College), and at full back, last year’s Rugby School captain, Jack Gibbs.  The side will be captained by Aaron Martin.

Blues Academy Director, Denis Ormesher, said: “Our training game against London Scottish a few weeks ago, with both sides fielding large squads, was a great workout for both sets of players.  With the temperature above 30°C it was a tough test for both sets of players.  We were delighted with our players’ fitness levels and although it took them over an hour to show it, they played some good rugby, and scored some good tries, in the third period.”

“The game this weekend away to Moseley, with a smaller squad, will be a different challenge.  Moseley are always a tough side to beat, especially on their home turf at Billesley Common.”

  1. Leon Patel-Champion
  2. Aubrey Grimes
  3. Ben Thompson
  4. Sam Copeland
  5. Jacob Moody
  6. Alfie Agnew
  7. Callum Strachan
  8. Rahat Choudray
  9. Dylan Leney
  10. Liam Shields
  11. Liam McStay
  12. Harry Hutchins
  13. Aaron Martin (capt)
  14. Ryan Hutler
  15. Jack Gibbs


  • George Harris
  • Oliver Pescott-Frost
  • Tom Tucker
  • Reuben Pritchard
  • JonJo Fanning
  • Olly Howard
  • Olly Venni
  • Paul Aguele
  • James Mellish
  • Max Titchener


The game against Moseley is at Moseley’s ground at Billesley Common, Yardley Wood Rd, Birmingham, West Midlands B13 0PT, and kicks off at 3.00 pm.

The Blues Academy are next at home on Saturday September 26th, when they take on the RAF U23 XV, KO 3pm. 

Next Home Match

Saturday 18th August
1st XV Pre Season
Goldington Road