London Scottish have made two changes to their starting line-up for the match against Doncaster Knights at Castle Park tomorrow afternoon.
The Scots were defeated by London Irish last weekend, but the congested mid-table area of the Greene King IPA Championship table means that just three points separates Doncaster in fourth and Scottish in seventh.
Both changes come in the pack with Grant Shiells starting at loose-head prop, and Ifereimi Boladau returns to the starting line up after being on the sidelines since the first day of the season against Nottingham.
Tight-head prop Ewan McQuillin joins Grant Shiells and David Cherry in the front-row, Captain Rory Bartle is partnered by Neale Patrick in the second-row, with the back-row featuring Ally Miller, Joe Atkinson and Ifereimi Boladau.
The back-line is unchanged from last week’s Exile derby. Jamie Stevenson starts at scrum-half alongside Harry Sheppard at fly-half. Patrick Kelly joins Robbie Fergusson in the centre, with a back-three of Jason Harries on the left wing, Craig Holland on the right wing and Peter Lydon at full-back.
Jonny Haris, Cammy Fenton and Dan Koroi offer a front-row alternative, with Dom McGeekie and Matt Marley covering the rest of the pack.
Ed Hoadley provides scrum-half back up, with the versatile Tom Galbraith completing the match-day squad.
Forwards Coach John Dalziel is expecting another tough challenge this weekend.
“Doncaster is a huge game for us and we know that we are in for a big test. They were in the play offs last year and are in the group of teams around us in the table so we will be going there looking to put in a good performance.” said Dalziel.
London Scottish team to face Doncaster Knights at Castle Park on Saturday 5th November at 14:30:
15 Peter Lydon 14 Craig Holland 13 Robbie Fergusson 12 Patrick Kelly 11 Jason Harries 10 Harry Sheppard 9 Jamie Stevenson 1 Grant Shells 2 David Cherry 3 Ewan McQuillin 4 Rory Bartle (c) 5 Neale Patrick 6 Ally Miller 7 Joe Atkinson 8 Ifereimi Boladau
16 Cameron Fenton 17 Jonny Harris 18 Dan Koroi 19 Dom McGeekie 20 Matt Marley 21 Ed Hoadley 22 Tom Galbraith
See the squad to take on Doncaster here, as well as a match preview with Ifereimi Boladau: