Scots make three changes for New Year’s Day against Bedford Blues

31st December 2015

London Scottish have named their side for the New Year’s Day match against Bedford Blues at Goldington Road, which will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.

The starting line-up features three changes from the side that lost to Ealing Trailfinders on Boxing Day, as the Scots look to begin 2016 with a victory.

There are two changes to the front row, with Jack Cosgrove and David Cherry replacing James Gibbons and Adam Kwasnicki. Matt Shields joins the Scottish pair at Tight-head prop.

Rory Bartle will be in the second-row alongside Will Carrick Smith after Neale Patrick suffered an injury in the Ealing match, with an unchanged back-row of Mark Bright, Chris Walker and Freddie Clarke.

The back-line is also unchanged from last Saturday. George Horne and Dan Newton continue their half-back pairing, Oli Grove and Robbie Fergusson start in the centre positions, with Rory Hughes, Jason Harries and Peter Lydon occupying the back-three.

The Scots have four front-row options on the bench. Kurt Schonert, Adam Kwasnicki, Jimmy Litchfield and Tyrone Moran will look to make an impact against the Blues.

Matt Heeks offers a scrum-half alternative, whilst the versatile pair of Lee Millar and Russell Weir will also be hoping for some game time at Goldington Road.

London Scottish team to play Bedford Blues at Goldington Road on Friday, 1st January at 15:05.

15 Peter Lydon 14 Jason Harries 13 Robbie Fergusson 12 Oli Grove 11 Rory Hughes 10 Dan Newton 9 George Horne 1 Jack Cosgrove 2 David Cherry 3 Matt Shields 4 Rory Bartle 5 Will Carrick Smith 6 Mark Bright (c) 7 Chris Walker 8 Freddie Clarke

16 Kurt Schonert 17 Adam Kwasnicki 18 Jimmy Litchfield 19 Tyrone Moran 20 Matt Heeks  21 Lee Millar 22 Russell Weir

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