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Penney straight into starting line-up for London Scottish

16 September 2011

  • Former Saracens winger to make debut in RFU Championship for London Scottish
  • 2010/11 runners-up Cornish Pirates show four changes to starting line-up

Rodd Penny will make his debut appearance for London Scottish against Cornish Pirates

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Saracens winger Rodd Penney has signed on loan for London Scottish for an undisclosed period of time and goes straight into the starting line-up to face Cornish Pirates on Saturday.

Penney has made 100 appearances for Saracens since 2006, but, finding first team matches hard to come by this season, has taken the opportunity to join up with former England Sevens teammate Simon Amor at Scottish.

Following the loss at Bristol last time out, Scottish have responded by making several changes. Amor starts at scrum half, with Matt Heeks dropping to the bench, and there is space for summer signing Ben Thomas at lock. Meanwhile, Adam Kwasnicki takes Tom Standfield’s spot at hooker.

Pirates show four changes following win over Doncaster

For their visit to west London, the Cornish Pirates have selected a side that shows four changes from the one that took the field against Doncaster Knight last Sunday.

Wes Davies takes over from Rhodri McAtee on the wing and Tom Cooper replaces Drew Locke at inside centre, while, in the forwards, Charlie Walker-Blair starts on the openside flank in place of Phil Burgess. Paul Andrew takes over at loosehead prop from Ryan Storer.

Promising young centre Sam Hill, who has just returned from the England U18s tour to Australia, is named on the bench and the side will once again be led by scrum-half James Doherty.

London Scottish

Bordiss; Penney, MacDougall, Trueman (captain), Howells; Mugford, Amor; Auterac, Kwasniki, Liffchak, Thomas, Josh Brown, Ollie Brown, Andrews, Bright.

Replacements: Clarke, Standfield, Thiede, Pape, Kellard, Heeks, James Brown.

Cornish Pirates

Cook; Davies, Pointer, Cooper, D. Doherty; Thomas, J. Doherty (captain); Cowan, Walker-Blair, Ewers, Nimmo, McGlone, Paver, Elloway, Andrew.

Replacements: Storer, Ward, Rimmer, Smith, Burgess, Cattle, Hill.