TEAM NEWS: London Scottish Ready To Face Doncaster

24th January 2013

London Scottish have made five changes to the starting XV for their Friday night fixture against Doncaster at Castle Park (KO 7.45pm).

Miles Mantella returns on the wing for the first time since the win over Bedford at the start of the month, having missed both British and Irish Cup fixtures over the last fortnight. Phil Godman also returns to the starting XV, having been initially rested for the Gala match last weekend. Jamie Stevenson continues at scrum half after his try-scoring performance against Gala.

In the pack, Adam Kwasnicki and Colin Quigley return to the front row to join Mark Irish and Chevvy Pennycook is restored at openside flanker. Paul Spivey and Bedford try-scorer Tyler Hotson continue in the second row.

Scottish have opted for a five-two split on forwards and backs on the replacements bench, with Nic Mayhew, Craig McGrath and Eric Fry all named as front row options. Lewis Calder, Richard Bolt and Andy Reay are also named on a strong bench.

London Scottish side to face Doncaster at Castle Park on Friday 25th January (KO 7.45pm):

15 Jim Thompson; 14 James Love, 13 Oli Grove, 12 PJ Gidlow, 11 Miles Mantella; 10 Phil Godman, 9 Jamie Stevenson; 1 Mark Irish, 2 Adam Kwasnicki, 3 Colin Quigley; 4 Paul Spivey, 5 Tyler Hotson; 6 Ben Russell, 7 Chevvy Pennycook, 8 Mark Bright (c)


16 Nic Mayhew, 17 Craig McGrath, 18 Eric Fry, 19 Alex Karonias, 20 Lewis Calder, 21 Richard Bolt, 22 Andy Reay


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