Today for the first time since 1999, Hackney will field a vets team. The Hackney Expendables will be competing in the world famous Melrose Vets 10s.

You can follow their progress on twitter @melroseVets and find more details on the website

Captained by famed 35 year old Ben Chamberlain, the Hackney team is as follows:

  1. Anthony Joseph
  2. Simon Ferguson
  3. Matthieu Arneguy
  4. Ollie Hart
  5. John Tully
  6. Paddy Jordan
  7. Darren Griffin
  8. Damien Bouvier
  9. Ben Chamberlain (c)
  10. Errol Campbell


Hackney will line up against Gregor Townsend's team and Gavin Hasting's team as their first matches of the day. They remain optimistic of taking the title.


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