TEAM NEWS: London Scottish Ready To Face Leeds

08th March 2013

London Scottish have named their side to face Leeds Carnegie at Hull Ionians’ Brantingham Park on Sunday at 3pm.

London Scottish have made four changes to their starting XV as they bid to extend their winning run to six games against Leeds Carnegie at Brantingham Park on Sunday.

PJ Gidlow comes into the midfield in place of Oli Grove, who was taken off with an injury during the 41-33 win over Jersey at the Athletic Ground last weekend.

There's a return to the starting XV for winger David Howells after he made his comeback from injury as a replacement against Jersey. He comes onto the left wing in place of Miles Mantella.

Lewis Thiede comes into the side at tighthead prop in place of Eric Fry and Paul Spivey returns to the second row, having missed the win over Jersey.

Fry, Nic Mayhew and Harry Allen will provide front row cover from the bench, with Lewis Calder providing a back row option. Simon Whatling, on loan from London Welsh, is named as a replacement alongside scrum half Ross Samson and centre Dave McCall.

Director of Rugby Simon Amor: “It'll be a big challenge for us this weekend against a very talented Leeds side. We've picked up a number of injuries over the weekend just gone that has stretched our squad to the absolute limit but our team spirit is very good and if we perform to our potential then we can get a good result.”

London Scottish side to face Leeds Carnegie at Brantingham Park on Sunday 10th March (KO 3pm):

15 Jim Thompson; 14 James Love, 13 PJ Gidlow, 12 Andy Reay, 11 David Howells; 10 Phil Godman, 9 Richard Bolt; 1 Mark Irish, 2 Adam Kwasnicki, 3 Lewis Thiede; 4 Paul Spivey, 5 Tyler Hotson; 6 Ben Russell, 7 Chevvy Pennycook, 8 Mark Bright (c)


16 Nic Mayhew, 17 Harry Allen, 18 Eric Fry, 19 Lewis Calder, 20 Ross Samson, 21 Simon Whatling, 22 Dave McCall

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