Harlequins Flanker Chisholm Set For Scots Debut

13th November 2014

Dual-registered Harlequins back-row forward James Chisholm will make his debut for London Scottish on Friday night in one of three changes to the starting XV which takes on Jersey at the Athletic Ground, 7.45pm kick-off.

The England Under-20s open-side starts in place of Chris Walker who is ill, with front-row pair Adam Kwasnicki and Ben Prescott replacing Todd Gleave and Max Maidment respectively.

Prop Lovejoy Chawatama is named in the squad for the first time this season whilst experienced tight-head prop Des Brett takes his place on the bench having joined on loan this week from Blackheath.

The Scots go into tomorrow night's game looking to return to winning ways after losing 16-9 to Moseley at Billesley Common last Saturday.

Head coach James Buckland said: “We have used that defeat as a lesson and put it to good use going into this week.

“Jersey are a club we very much respect and they have been galvanised since staying up last season and pushed on.

“They have brought a bit more of an expansion to their game and have a couple of dangerous half backs and big set piece. They are a shrewd outfit and we need to be on top of our game to get the win.”

He added: “James Chisholm has played fantastically well for Harlequins in the LV Cup over the past couple of weeks and I think he has been unfortunate not to get in their main starting line-up.

“He has given the squad a whole lift this week and we are very grateful to have him.”

There will be a minute's silence observed before Friday's game in memory of Colonel Sir Thomas Macpherson of Biallid CBE MC TD DL, who passed away last Thursday, aged 94.

Sir Thomas is one of the most decorated soldiers of World War Two and was a regular player at fly-half for London Scottish from 1946 to 1955.

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Tickets for Friday’s clash start at just £12 for members and £15 for non-members.

Richmond Card holders can get into the game for £10 (one Clan, standing, ticket per card holder) whilst Aviva Premiership club season ticket holders can watch London's ONLY Championship club for just £5 (one Clan, standing, ticket per season ticket holder).

Hospitality for the match is almost sold out and with this being a Friday night, it represents a fantastic opportunity to enjoy a delicious two-course post-work dinner, with drinks, from 6pm for just £30!

To avoid disappointment, book tickets and hospitality now by calling the Commercial Team on 020 3397 9551 or book online here.

London Scottish squad to take on Jersey on Friday, November 14 at Richmond Athletic Ground, 7.45pm kick-off:

15, Peter Lydon, 14, Matt Williams, 13, Lee Millar, 12, PJ Gidlow, 11, Miles Mantella, 10, Dan Newton, 9, Matt Heeks, 1, James Hallam, 2, Adam Kwasnicki, 3, Ben Prescott, 4, James Phillips, 5, Gregor Gillanders, 6, Neil Best, 7, James Chisholm, 8, Mark Bright (c).

Replacements:  16, Mark Lilley, 17, David Cherry, 18, Lovejoy Chawatama, 19, Des Brett, 20, Freddie Clarke, 21, Chris Auld, 22, Charlie Dockery.

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