WORTHING Raiders Rugby Club coach Kieron Dawson hopes to have James Chisholm available for Saturday’s home match with Old Albanian.
Chisholm was part of the England under-18 rugby side who defeated Australia Schools 23-3 at Harrow School last Wednesday.
He has played seven games for Worthing Raiders this season, on loan from Aviva Premiership side Harlequins, and captained the England team, while also touching down a try. Earlier in the month, he made his Premiership debut for Harlequins, in a 35-9 win at Newcastle Falcons.
Dawson will be putting in a call to Harlequins to enquire about Chisholm’s availability after Saturday’s 45-14 defeat at Blaydon. He said: “Liam Perkins went off with a shoulder injury on Saturday, so he’ll be out for three to four weeks which is a big blow as he’d been playing well.
“Rob Smith is probably still a week away with his knee injury, so we’ll be asking Harlequins to see if we can get James involved.
“He made his Premiership debut recently, captained England under-18s last week, so is a man in demand but we’ll put in the call.”
Jack Maslen, who touched down 20 tries last season, could play a few minutes for the A team on Saturday. He has been out since September with a kidney injury.
Matt McLean is in line for a January return but Ben Loosmore is back available for Raiders after his Brighton College commitments.