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TEAM NEWS: Scottish look to continue positive start in 2019

TEAM NEWS: Scottish look to continue positive start in 2019

Richie VERNON of London Scottish (2nd right) celebrates after he scores a try during the Greene King IPA Championship match between London Scottish Football Club and Nottingham Rugby at Richmond Athletic Ground, Richmond, United Kingdom on 26 January 2019. Photo by David Horn.

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London Scottish will be looking to build on their promising start to 2019 after winning three of their four games since the turn of the year.

London Scottish will be looking to build on their promising start to 2019 after winning three of their four games since the turn of the year.

The Scots welcome Bedford Blues to the RAG this weekend. Supporters will be hoping for another strong performance like the one the exiles put in at Goldington Road earlier in the season when they won 26-23.

Head Coach Nic Rouse has only made two changes to his starting XV as Jimmy Litchfield comes in at tighthead after an impressive display from the bench against Jersey Reds. Phil Cringle slides down to the replacements.

The other change comes on the wing as Miles Mantella drops down to the bench in place of Jack Wilson who comes in on loan from Bath. The rest of the side is unchanged from last week’s win across the Channel.

Mark Bright returns on the bench after missing last week’s game. There is also a spot amongst the replacements for London Irish scrum half Rory Brand, who last featured against Doncaster Knights in October.

London Scottish: 1. Jonny Harris (48) 2. Billy Harding (16) 3. Jimmy Litchfield (24) 4. Theo Vukasinovic (11) 5. Luke Frost (12) 6. James Tyas (29) 7. Lewis Wynne (15) 8. Matt Eliet (25); 9. Grayson Hart (17) 10. Rory Jennings (16) 11. Jack Wilson (0) 12. Richie Vernon (c) (12) 13. Tom Fowlie (4) 14. Bobby Beattie (3) 15. Charlie Ingall (26)

Replacements: 16. Jared Saunders (13) 17. Jordan Brodley (18)18. Phil Cringle (56) 19. Mark Bright (142) 20. Rory Brand (3) 21. Henari Veratau (4) 22. Miles Mantella (88)

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*() denotes London Scottish appearances

 

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