Scotland International returns for Derby Day

14th January 2022

Rory Hughes returns to the team as Matt Williams picks a strong side to face Richmond in the Athletic Ground Derby on Saturday.

Up front, Nick Selway has recovered from Covid which kept him out of the New Year’s Day trip to Ampthill. He will captain the team, in between Jake Ellwood and Joe Rees.

In the row, Tom Baldwin will call the lineout alongside Angus Southon.

In the back row, Brian Tuilagi is another covid returnee on the blindside and after impressing on loan at Birmingham Moseley last weekend, Morgan Dawes starts on the openside. Harry Wilson starts at number 8.

Stephen Kerins and Harry Sheppard continue to pull the strings at halfback.

In the centres, Sam Hanks comes in at 12 after making an impact off the bench against Ampthill, while Leo Fielding continues at outside centre.

Sam Baker and Noah Ferdinand will be on the wings with Scotland International Rory Hughes returning at fullback.

Among the finishers, is Edinburgh loanee Dan Gamble and Tongan International David Halaifonua.

This is one of the biggest games of the season, so if you haven’t got tickets for it yet, do so by clicking here. Although tickets are available on the gate, we no longer accept cash at the ticket office and are anticipating lengthy queues so we are encouraging people to buy through Eventbrite to save time and to avoid disappointment.

London Scottish side to face Richmond:
15. Rory Hughes
14. Noah Ferdinand
13. Leo Fielding
12. Sam Hanks
11. Sam Baker
10. Harry Sheppard
9. Stephen Kerins

1. Jake Ellwood
2. Nick Selway (C)
3. Joe Rees
4. Tom Baldwin
5. Angus Southon
6. Brian Tuilagi
7. Morgan Dawes
8. Harry Wilson

16. George Head
17. Maurice Nwakor
18. Dan Gamble
19. Ehize Ehizode
20. Jack Ingall
21. David Halaifonua
22. Dan Nutton
23. Javiah Pohe

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