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One change for Scottish ahead of Exile Derby

01st October 2015
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London Scottish have made one change to their starting line-up ahead of the local derby against London Welsh at the Athletic Ground. 

After the impressive 30-27 victory over Yorkshire Carnegie at Headingley, Head Coach Peter Richards saw no need to make drastic changes.

In the only change to the XV, Neale Patrick joins Josh Thomas Brown in the second-row, with Will Carrick Smith moving to the bench to make way, and the back-line which proved so successful in Leeds is unchanged.

On the bench, David Cherry, James Gibbons and David Young offer an entire front-row alternative. Scrum-half Matt Heeks has recovered from a knee injury to take his place amongst the substitutes, and Joe Marchant, dual-registered from Harlequins will also look to make an impact. 

Richards said: “It’s our second London derby of the season and we’re expecting a tough encounter. Welsh are on a good run and winning games, and as the table shows it’s third versus fourth which will make for an interesting match.

“The players won’t have trouble getting up for a game like this and the challenge is to match the performance from last weekend.”

London Scottish squad to play London Welsh at the Athletic Ground on Saturday, 3rd October, 14:30 kick-off.

1 James Hallam
2 Adam Kwasnicki 
3 Max Maidment 
4 Josh Thomas Brown
5 Neale Patrick
6 Rory Bartle
7 Chris Walker
8 Mark Bright (c)
9 Russell Weir
10 Oli Grove
11 Miles Mantella
12 Jason Harries
13 Drew Locke
14 Matt Williams
15 Peter Lydon

Replacements:
16 David Cherry
17 James Gibbons
18 David Young
19 Will Carrick Smith
20 Alex Brown
21 Matt Heeks
22 Joe Marchant

 

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