TEAM NEWS: Four Debutants In Scottish XV For Hong Kong Tour Match

29th May 2013

London Scottish have named their side to take on Hong Kong Football Club Rugby in the Deutsche Bank Lion Dragon Challenge Cup at HKFC Stadium tomorrow.

Four debutants are named in the starting XV as Scottish prepare to take the field in Hong Kong tomorrow (6pm local time, 11am GMT).

Wings Mike Doneghan and Pete Homan, fly-half Dan Newton and loosehead prop Jamie Kilbane all make their first appearances in a Scottish shirt as Director of Rugby Simon Amor names a strong side to take on HKFC Rugby.

Newton joins Jamie Stevenson to form a brand new half back pairing, whilst there is a familiar to look to the midfield with Andy Reay partnering Oli Grove at centre. Jim Thompson makes up the back three alongside Homan and Doneghan.

Fellow new signing Lewis Thiede joins Kilbane in the front row, alongside Harry Allen at hooker. Skipper Mark Bright moves into the second row alongside Paul Spivey, with Chevvy Pennycook filling in at No. 8 and Lewis Calder joined by James Kellard on the flank.

Amor himself will provide half back cover from the replacements bench, where there are also two front rowers in Mark Irish and Mungo Strachan. PJ Gidlow, Miles Mantella and David Howells form the other back-line replacements.

London Scottish side to face Hong Kong Football Club Rugby at HKFC Stadium on Thursday 30th May (KO 6pm local time, 11am GMT):

15. Jim Thompson
14. Mike Doneghan
13. Oli Grove
12. Andy Reay
11. Pete Homan
10. Dan Newton
9. Jamie Stevenson
1. Jamie Kilbane
2. Harry Allen
3. Lewis Thiede
4. Paul Spivey
5. Mark Bright (c)
6. James Kellard
7. Lewis Calder
8. Chevvy Pennycook


16. Mark Irish
17. Mungo Strachan
18. PJ Gidlow
19. David Howells
20. Miles Mantella
21. Simon Amor


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