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London Scottish challenge Scotland’s best

London Scottish challenge Scotland’s best

London Scottish head north of the border to play Scottish Premiership winners Currie in Edinburgh and then runners-up and previous champions Ayr on the 13th/14th August.

London Scottish head north of the border to play Scottish Premiership winners Currie in Edinburgh and then runners-up and previous champions Ayr on the 13th/14th August.

The matches will provide a sterling test for the London Scottish senior squad preparing for the new season, which they will start as many people’s favourites to win National League One and secure promotion to English rugby’s second tier.
Currie took the league crown from Ayr by beating them in the second last match of the season in a closely fought encounter. Currie then played host to the touring Japan team losing 35 – 17.

Ayr’s consolation was beating Melrose 36 – 23 in the Scottish Hydro Premier Cup final at Murrayfield.

Simon Amor, new London Scottish Head Coach said ” We are looking to forge closer links to Scotland for obvious reasons and what better way to do this and prepare for the coming season than by taking on the best in the Scottish Premiership. I am delighted that we have been able to secure these prestigious fixtures and playing the matches on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon will give us a great opportunity to use all players within the senior squad and provide the coaches with a first look at the new signings in a London Scottish shirt. The coaches and I expect strong competition for places this season and these two games will allow us to try out new combinations and allow the players to stake their claim for a starting spot in our first league game at home against Blackheath on 4th September.

“We will be playing two clubs noted for their hospitality and so we hope that our supporters will take the opportunity to check on the team’s progress while catching up with friends and family back in Scotland. It is also a rare opportunity for our many members and thousands of supporters and former players in Scotland to see their old team.”


London Scottish v Currie : Friday 13th August – 7:30pm K.O (Malleny Park)
London Scottish v Ayr : Saturday 14th August – 3pm K.O (MiIlbrae)

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