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TEAM NEWS: Scots name side for exile derby at the Madejski

TEAM NEWS: Scots name side for exile derby at the Madejski

London Scottish has named its side to head to the Madejski on Saturday to take on Greene King IPA Championship table-toppers London Irish.

London Scottish has named its side to head to the Madejski on Saturday to take on Greene King IPA Championship table-toppers London Irish.

Head Coach Nic Rouse has made a few changes after the loss to Bedford Blues at the RAG two weekends ago.

Loan players Rory Brand and Tom Fowlie are unavailable for selection against their parent club and Ollie Adams, who has been on loan with Irish, also returned to Scottish training this week but does not figure.

Jonny Harris will bring up his 50th appearance for the Scots this weekend against his former side, he partners Jared Saunders and Phil Cringle in the front row. Saunders starts ahead of Billy Harding who drops to the bench.

This week sees a return to the starting XV for Tjiuee Uanivi for his first time in 2019. The Namibian international joins Theo Vukasinovic in the second row. Mark Bright returns to skipper the side from number eight as Lewis Wynne and Matt Eliet continue on the flanks.

Grayson Hart and Rory Jennings continue their flourishing partnership as vice-captain Richie Vernon starts at inside centre with fellow former Glasgow Warrior Bobby Beattie outside him.

Rob Stevenson makes a return on the right wing as he joins Charlie Ingall and Miles Mantella in a dangerous back three.

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Richard Palframan, Byron Hodge and Josh Barton are all reinstated amongst the replacements.

London Scottish: 1. Jonny Harris (49) 2. Jared Saunders (14) 3. Phil Cringle (57) 4. Theo Vukasinovic (12) 5. Tjiuee Uanivi 6. Matt Eliet (26) 7. Lewis Wynne (16) 8. Mark Bright (c) (143) ; 9. Grayson Hart (18) 10. Rory Jennings (17) 11. Miles Mantella (89) 12. Richie Vernon (13) 13. Bobby Beattie (4) 14. Rob Stevenson (18) 15. Charlie Ingall (27)

Replacements: 16. Billy Harding (17)  17. Jordan Brodley (19) 18. Richard Palframan (15) 19. Byron Hodge (17) 20. Luke Frost (13) 21. Josh Barton (19) 22. Henari Veratau (5)

*() denotes London Scottish appearances

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