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Calder named as London Scottish club captain

01 September 2011

  • Lewis Calder takes over the reigns from Ian McInroy
  • Scottish to kick-off RFU Championship debut season against Rotherham
Lewis Calder is confirmed as London Scottish captain

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After much speculation, Head Coach Simon Amor has confirmed that Lewis Calder has accepted the role of club captain for the upcoming RFU Championship season.

Lewis felt extremely honoured to be asked, saying: "It's a huge privilege for me. To be given this role at such a prestigious club is a fantastic opportunity for me, and I promise to do my utmost to live up to the faith Simon has shown in my ability to lead."

London Scottish Head Coach Simon Amor added: "Lewis showed clear leadership skills last season. He was voted Supporter's Player of the Season, and has a huge amount of potential. He's respected by his fellow players, as well as by the coaching and support staff, so he seemed the natural choice."

Son of former British & Irish Lion

Calder, son of former British & Irish Lion Jim Calder, has taken over the role following Ian McInroy's retirement from playing during the close season. The newly appointed captain was quick to pay tribute to McInroy: "Ian did an exemplary job as captain. You can see how important it is to have a club that is united from top to bottom, and it is my aim to continue with Ian's great work in this regard," he said.

After a tough pre-season, Lewis suffered a knock to his knee and as a result won't feature in the first match against Rotherham on September 4. However, he is due to start running again on Monday and anticipates a return to first team action soon: "There's a good feeling of togetherness amongst the players. We all want a good start this Sunday, and we know we're not here just to make up the numbers."