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Scots name side to travel to Jersey for British and Irish Cup showdown

15th December 2016
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London Scottish have made four changes to their starting line-up for the must-win match against Jersey at St Peter’s tomorrow evening.

The Scots know that a defeat will more than likely end their hopes of qualification, and travel to the Channel Island looking to make amends for the defeat at the Athletic Ground last weekend.

Three of the four changes come up-front, with one alteration to the back-line. Jonny Harris, George Turner and Ewan McQuillin start in the front-row, with Neale Patrick and Callum Hunter Hill in the second-row. 

Captain Rory Bartle moves to blindside flanker after playing most of his rugby this season in the second-row. The skipper is alongside Danny Kenny and Ifereimi Boladau in the back-row.

Ed Hoadley starts at scrum-half, with George Cullen making his first start of the season at fly-half. Patrick Kelly and Robbie Fergusson continue their centre partnership, with an unchanged back-three of Jason Harries, Alec Coombes and Peter Lydon.

Dan Koroi, Grant Shiells and Phil Cringle offer a front-row alternative, with Joe Atkinson and Matt Marley covering the rest of the pack. Tom Galbraith and Craig Holland complete the match-day squad. 

Head Coach Peter Richards says his squad head to Jersey focused on getting their campaign back on track.

“We know what we need to do and we’ve not lost hope. It will be a huge challenge and we’ll put all our efforts in to redeeming last week, in this competition anyone can beat anyone and it’s about who performs best on the day.”

London Scottish team to play Jersey Reds on Friday 16th December at St Peter’s in the British and Irish Cup:

15 Peter Lydon 14 Alec Coombes 13 Robbie Fergusson 12 Patrick Kelly 11 Jason Harries 10 George Cullen 9 Ed Hoadley 1 Jonny Harris 2 George Turner 3 Ewan McQuillin 4 Callum Hunter Hill 5 Neale Patrick 6 Rory Bartle (c) 7 Danny Kenny 8 Ifereimi Boladau 

Replacements:

16 Dan Koroi 17 Grant Shiells 18 Phil Cringle 19 Joe Atkinson 20 Matt Marley 21 Tom Galbraith 22 Craig Holland

Watch the team reveal, and an interview with George Cullen below: 

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