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It was yet another busy weekend for all rugby teams at London Scottish, hear about what’s been going on below.

It was yet another busy weekend for all rugby teams at London Scottish, hear about what’s been going on below.

Minis (written by Chris Pinney)
The Minis travelled with good numbers to Wasps last weekend for a joint training session.  The Wasps welcome was as warm as ever – once they arranged some balls to play with! After warming up, players arrived from both clubs quickly and they assimilated into joint exercises.  It is good for the children to hear and see different ways of doing things, and for them to meet new people.  The coaches also enjoy swapping ideas.

The exercises went well and we finished off with several matches of London Scottish v Wasps.  These friendlies were a good way to gauge development relative to other clubs and give the children a good opportunity to play against and mingle with other teams outside festivals.

A big thank you to all who travelled and made the morning a success.

LSFC U14 60-10 Hammersmith & Fulham (written by Larry More)
With both sides losing players to injury and other commitments it was no surprise that the game was less than flowing at the start. Special mention must be made to those who played in unfamiliar and probably uncomfortable positions.

The teams traded tries in the first 15 minutes; H&F scoring from a scrum break and a driving maul at the lineout with London Scots answering with a 25m dash by Cristos Papaminos and Owen Habbershaw finishing off a move from a penalty.

Over the remainder of the first half, a straight forward passing move put Matteo Clements over the whitewash but was matched a little later by Nikolaj McCormick who ran in from the half way line. It was 22-10 at half time.

MPU

In the second half the Scots started to dominate as H&F tired. Habbershaw was particularly notable with his energy and tackling. Tries by Bailey Bright after a long pass from Finlay Moore and Finlay finished off a good team move himself after a lively side stepping run. The home side now had 6 tries from 6 different players.

Nikolaj ruined this trend by scoring his second try and was followed by Finlay Moore doing the same. Conor converted two of those tries.

Before a close on proceedings, a mazy run from Matteo led to a try for Conor with Owen running the length of the pitch for another score. Conor added the extras for both tries.

Captain Joey Uren was happy with the performance and applauded the effort made by Alfie Turner, Finlay Turner, Edan Calway and Nicholas Gutierrez in the tight forwards. Well done to all the lads.

London Scottish Under 15s
LSFC 29-28 Teddington

Girls
Former London Scottish girls player Fiona Kennedy has been named in the Oxford Women’s University side for the Varsity game next Thursday.

London Scottish Lions
The Lions had a friendly game after a run of League fixtures and both the 1st and 2nd team at the top of their respective leagues. The Lions ran out 19-0 winners over Merlins.

Upcoming Lions Fixtures are:
1/12 – Lions 1st XV vs Pinner (H)
1/12 – Chiswick RFC vs Lions 2nd XV (A)
8/12 – London French vs Lions 1st XV (A)
8/12 – Lions 2nd XV vs Old Priorians (H)
15/12 – Feltham vs Lions 2nd XV (A)

Pro side
Former London Scottish prop Tomas Francis scored his first try for Wales in the win against South Africa in Cardiff on Saturday. George Horne was on the bench for Scotland against Argentina but didn’t get onto the pitch. Current 1st XV tighthead prop Dino Waldren played 20 minutes for the USA against Ireland, propping against no less than Cian Healy. Ross Neal made a man-of-the-match two try debut for Wasps in the Gallagher Premiership as they just defeated Bristol Bears.

Current 1st XV flanker, on loan to Scottish from Glasgow Warriors, Lewis Wynne, who was recalled by the SRU recently, played 15 minutes as a replacement for Edinburgh against Dragons. Brad Clements, one of our Professional Entry Programme players, played again for Esher in National One.

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