Cornish Pirates the visitors to The Athletic Ground

12th April 2019

London Scottish have named their side to welcome Cornish Pirates to The Athletic Ground in Round 20 of the Greene King IPA Championship this Saturday.

Head Coach Nic Rouse has made a few changes to his side that narrowly lost to Doncaster Knights in the final play of the game. Rouse will be hoping that the Scots can secure a win to distance themselves from the relegation scrap between Richmond and Hartpury.

Matt Eliet returns to the starting lineup after recovering from concussion as Grayson Hart comes in at fly half after Rory Jennings suffered an injury against the Knights. There is also a recall for Tom Fowlie who replaces Tom Griffiths who is unavailable due to Saracens commitments.

There is also a spot on the bench for returning player Joe Atkinson who will face his former side after being loaned to the Scots from Gallagher Premiership side, Wasps.

Jonny Harris, Jared Saunders and Richard Palframan make up the front row with Byron Hodge and Theo Vukasinovic in the engine room. Eliet returns to the back row and partners James Tyas and Mark Bright.

Josh Barton comes in for Ed Hoadley who is injured for the rest of the season after picking up a shoulder injury at Doncaster. Grayson Hart will fill the 10 slot whilst Jennings and Perry are both injured. Richie Vernon continues at inside centre and partners the returning Tom Fowlie. The back three remains unchanged from the Knights game.

Matt Davidson makes a return to the matchday squad along with Rory Brand among the replacements.

London Scottish: 1. Jonny Harris (53) 2. Jared Saunders (18) 3. Richard Palframan (19) 4.  Theo Vukasinovic (16) 5. Byron Hodge (20) 6. James Tyas (32) 7. Matt Eliet (29) 8. Mark Bright (c) (147) ; 9. Josh Barton (23) 10. Grayson Hart (22) 11. Bobby Beattie (8) 12. Richie Vernon (16) 13. Tom Fowlie (8) 14. Rob Stevenson (22) 15. Charlie Ingall (31)

Replacements: 16. Ollie Adams (2) 17. Jordan Brodley (22) 18. Phil Cringle (61) 19. Joe Atkinson (50) 20. Rory Brand (5) 21. Matt Davidson (6) 22. Miles Mantella (92)

*() denotes London Scottish appearances


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