FOUR west Dorset players have been selected for Dorset & Wilts men's Bill Beaumont RFU County Championship opener against Berkshire at Bestwall tomorrow (3pm).

Weymouth & Portland have two starters in winger Reece Makin and flanker James Newsam, with fellow Seahorses forward Billy Hayne on the bench.

Dorchester, meanwhile, are represented by winger Jack Adams, who also earns a start.

Three home players are included in the matchday squad as Swans stars Connor Moag, Matt Roberts and Jamie Foskett all feature.

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Dorset & Wilts are now managed by former Wimborne, Dorchester and Dorset & Wilts player Richard Elliott, who has replaced Dan Draper and they are big boots to fill.

The combined counties are past winners of this competition and current champions beating Durham in last season's final.

D&W: Brown, Hiscock, Tuimantisaqa, Pointing, Murphy, Newsam, Moag, Desmond, Lewis, Baker, Adams, Johnson, Stewart, Makin, Pope. Reps: Roberts, Foskett, Taylor, Hayne, Draper, Bettesworth, Kennedy.