London Scottish have named their side for tomorrow’s Christmas Eve Exile Derby at Old Deer Park.
The Scots have made three changes to the starting line-up from last weekends’ British and Irish Cup match against Jersey, as they go in search of their third consecutive Greene King IPA Championship victory.
Jonny Harris, George Turner and Ewan McQuillin start in the front-row, with captain Rory Bartle alongside Callum Hunter Hill in the second-row. Danny Kenny, Matt Marley and Ifereimi Boladau make up the back-row.
Ed Hoadley and George Cullen continue their half-back partnership, whilst Alec Coombes moves from the right wing to inside centre to partner Robbie Fergusson who makes his 30th appearance for the club, with a back-three of Jason Harries, Ben Rath and Peter Lydon.
Grant Shiells, Dan Koroi and Phil Cringle offer a front-row alternative, with Dom McGeekie and Bath back-row Dave Sisi covering the rest of the pack. Backs Craig Holland and Tom Galbraith complete the match day squad.
Forwards Coach John Dalziel knows that the Scots are in for a huge challenge against their neighbours:
“We’re back to league business and with everything that has been said it has to be about London Scottish for us. It’s a massive derby and we’re one or two points away from being in a strong position as we start the second half of the season.”
London Scottish team to play London Welsh on Christmas Eve at Old Deer Park at 13:15:
15 Peter Lydon 14 Ben Rath 13 Robbie Fergusson 12 Alec Coombes 11 Jason Harries 10 George Cullen 9 Ed Hoadley 1 Jonny Harris 2 George Turner 3 Ewan McQuillin 4 Rory Bartle (c) 5 Callum Hunter Hill 6 Danny Kenny 7 Matt Marley 8 Ifereimi Boladau
16 Grant Shiells 17 Dan Koroi 18 Phil Cringle 19 Dom McGeekie 20 Dave Sisi 21 Craig Holland 22 Tom Galbraith