MATCH PREVIEW V LONDON SCOTTISH

The Blues head to West London this weekend in relatively good health. Another bonus point win last weekend, coupled with an easing injury list mean they can keep all the squad involved and look to continue the improvements in their game.

With a trip to Richmond Athletic Ground on the horizon, Blues Team Manager Rob Crowle said: “We’ve been delighted with how the season has started particularly with our attacking game. We’ve scored some good tries and it’s given us a decent platform to build from.

“However, we are only two games into the season and no one is getting ahead of themselves. London Scottish had a great win last weekend and will be looking to wipe away the memories of their opening day loss at home to Moseley.

“Richmond Athletic Ground is a great venue for running rugby so the lads are looking forward to what is a big challenge against a big physical side.”

The Blues make seven changes to the team which overcame Moseley last weekend with Pat Tapley (wing), Piers O’Conor (fullback), Myles Dorrian (fly half) and Paul Tupai (lock) all making their first starts of the campaign. Elsewhere Dean Adamson starts on the left wing, Camilo Parilli-Ocampo comes in at loosehead prop and Josh Buggea gets the nod at openside while skipper Nick Fenton-Wells moves to number 8.

Starting line-up:

15. Piers O’Conor
14. Pat Tapley
13. Michael Le Bourgeois
12. Ollie Dodge
11. Dean Adamson
10. Myles Dorrian
9. Jordan Burns
 
1. Camilo Parilli-Ocampo
2. Charlie Clare
3. James Currie
4. Paul Tupai
5. Mark Flanagan
6. Harry Wells
7. Josh Buggea
8. Nick Fenton-Wells (c)

Replacements:

16. Ben Wilkinson
17. Jack Culverhouse
18. Mike Howard
19. Hayden Thompson-Stringer
20. Henry Taylor
21. Jake Sharp
22. Henry Staff

Next Home Match

Friday 24th November
1st XV Championship
Goldington Road
Kick-Off
7.45pm

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