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Scots name strong side for Yorkshire Carnegie challenge at Headingley

23rd September 2016
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London Scottish have named their side to face Yorkshire Carnegie on Sunday in round four of the Greene King IPA Championship.

The Scots got their first victory of the 16/17 campaign last weekend with a 31-30 win over Rotherham Titans at Clifton Lane, and head up to Yorkshire for the second week running with renewed confidence. 

Jonny Harris and Dan Koroi both make their first starts for the club in the front-row, with David Cherry remaining at hooker. 

Captain Rory Bartle is joined by Neale Patrick in the second-row, who is making his first appearance of the season after missing the first three games through injury.

The back-row has one change from last week. Danny Kenny remains at blindside flanker, whilst Matt Marley comes in at openside and Ally Miller starts at number eight. 

Ed Hoadley starts at scrum-half, alongside Peter Lydon at fly-half. Patrick Kelly partners Robbie Fergusson in the centre, with an all-Scottish combination in the midfield. 

In the back-three there is a significant boost with Jason Harries returning from injury to start on the left wing, Alec Coombes continues on the right wing, and Craig Holland moves to full-back. 

Grant Shiells, Devlin Hope and Phil Cringle will all look to make an impact to the front-row when called upon, with Dom McGeekie and Joe Atkinson covering the rest of the pack. 

Hugh Fraser provides scrum-half back-up, with Harry Sheppard completing the match-day squad for the trip to Leeds. 

Head Coach Peter Richards says the Scots go up to Headingley full of belief after last weekend’s victory. 

“We have taken a lot of confidence from Rotherham and can look forward to the challenge of Yorkshire Carnegie. We know it will be a tough game but every week is big test and we’ll have to be at our best to compete against a a strong Yorkshire team.”

London Scottish team to play Yorkshire Carnegie on Sunday 25th September at 15:00 at Headingley Carnegie:

15 Craig Holland 14 Alec Coombes 13 Robbie Fergusson 12 Patrick Kelly 11 Jason Harries 10 Peter Lydon 9 Ed Hoadley 1 Jonny Harris 2 David Cherry 3 Dan Koroi 4 Rory Bartle (c) 5 Neale Patrick 6 Danny Kenny 7 Matt Marley 8 Ally Miller 

Replacements: 

16 Grant Shiells 17 Devlin Hope 18 Phil Cringle 19 Dom McGeekie 20 Joe Atkinson 21 Hugh Fraser 22 Harry Sheppard

 

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