Friday, November 19, 2010


United States v Scotland 'A' in Galashiels

Venue: Netherdale Stadium


This is not an official test match.

The USA come into this game with a timely 22-17 win over Portugal. They step up a notch to play Scotland 'A'. As expected a number of fringe players get a run ahead of the all important rugby test match next weekend against Georgia in Tblissi

This is an important match for the Scottish players. After the top side's 3-49 thumping by New Zealand last weekend, there is every opportunity today for players to force their way into the Scotland rugby team for future test matches.

There will be plenty to play for for all players on the paddock.

Prediction: I expect Scotland 'A' to just have more experience. Scotland 'A' by 14 points.



Scotland 'A'
15 James Thompson (Edinburgh)
14 Joe Ansbro (Northampton Saints, England)
13 Ben Cairns (Edinburgh)
12 Alex Grove (Edinburgh)
11 Lee Jones (Edinburgh)
10 David Blair (Edinburgh)
9 Mark McMillan (Bath, England)
8 Stuart McInally (Edinburgh)
7 Roddy Grant (Edinburgh)
6 Rob Harley (Glasgow Warriors)
5 Al Kellock, Capt. (Glasgow Warriors)
4 Fraser McKenzie (Edinburgh)
3 Geoff Cross (Edinburgh)
2 Scott Lawson (Gloucester, England)
1 Jon Welsh (Glasgow Warriors)
16 Steven Lawrie (Doncaster Knights, England)
17 Kyle Traynor (Edinburgh)
18 Tom Ryder (Saracens, England)
19 David Denton (Edinburgh)
20 Henry Pyrgos (Glasgow Warriors)
21 Duncan Weir (Glasgow Warriors)
22 Jack Cuthbert (Bath, England)
Head Coach: Nick Scrivenor

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United States
15 Colin Hawley (Unattached)
14 Alipate Tuilevuka (Old Puget Sound Beach)
13 Paul Emerick (Ulster, Ireland)
12 Andrew Suniula (Chicago Griffins)
11 Zachary Test (Loughborough University, England)
10 Taivalu Enosa (Belmont Shore)
9 Mike Petri, Capt. (Sale, England)
8 Jonathon Gaganio (Eastern Province, South Africa)
7 Inaki Basauri (L’aquila, Italy)
6 Patrick Danahy (Life University)
5 Hayden Smith (Saracens, England)
4 Samu Manoa (San Francisco Golden Gate)
3 Eric Fry (Unattached)
2 Chris Biller (San Francisco Golden Gate)
1 Mate Moeakiola (Bobigny 93, France)
16 Phil Thiel (Life University)
17 Shawn Pittman (London Welsh, England)
18 Scott Lavalla (Dublin University, Ireland)
19 Louis Stanfill (Mogliano, Italy
20 Tim Usasz (Nottingham, England)
21 Nese Malifa (Glendale)
22 Chris Wyles (Saracens, England)
Head Coach: Eddie O’Sullivan

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