TEAM NEWS: Scots prepared for Yorkshire Carnegie test

22nd March 2019

London Scottish welcome Yorkshire Carnegie to The Athletic Ground this Saturday in Round 18 of the Greene King IPA Championship.

After a good win at the RAG last time out against Coventry, the Scots need another win this weekend to keep their hopes alive of pushing onto finishing the season inside the top 6 of the Championship.

Head Coach Nic Rouse has rotated the side slightly after the Coventry win with four changes to the starting XV, two of which are enforced. Lewis Wynne misses out as he starts his three-week suspension and Henari Veratau withdraws with a calf strain.

Phil Cringle swaps with Richard Palframan who comes in to start, Jonny Harris and Billy Harding continue in the front row. Tjiuee Uanivi misses out as Theo Vukasinovic starts in his place. James Tyas shifts to the back row as Matt Eliet moves from blindside to the openside. Mark Bright skippers the Scots at number eight.

Josh Barton continues at scrum half after a strong display against Coventry, Rory Brand is named on the bench with Grayson Hart also among the replacements to cover fly half. Rory Jennings starts with Jacob Perry is still unavailable through injury.

Tom Griffiths and Tom Fowlie will command the centres with Bobby Beattie, Rob Stevenson and in-form Charlie Ingall making up the back three. There is a spot on the bench for Richie Vernon.

London Scottish: 1. Jonny Harris (51) 2. Billy Harding (18) 3. Richard Palframan (17) 4. Byron Hodge (18) 5. Theo Vukasinovic (14) 6. James Tyas (31) 7. Matt Eliet (28) 8. Mark Bright (c) (145) ; 9. Josh Barton (21) 10. Rory Jennings (19) 11. Bobby Beattie (6) 12. Tom Griffiths (3) 13. Tom Fowlie (7) 14. Rob Stevenson (20) 15. Charlie Ingall (29)

Replacements: 16. Jared Saunders (16) 17. Jordan Brodley (20) 18. Phil Cringle (59) 19. Luke Frost (15) 20. Rory Brand (5) 21. Grayson Hart (20) 22. Richie Vernon (14)

*() denotes London Scottish appearances



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