London Scottish: Fry hails exiles' part in his rise to the Premiership

Wandsworth Guardian:

2:00pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Eric Fry might be wreaking havoc in Newcastle Falcons’ front row this season, but without learning his craft at London Scottish, the American prop claims he would not be half the player he is today, writes Luke Baker.

London Scottish: Glasgow Warriors loan star Braid ready to continue scoring run

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2:00pm Thursday 16th October 2014

Connor Braid is hoping to add to the three tries that he has already scored in just two appearances for London Scottish when they host in-form Bristol Rugby on Saturday, writes Oli Shapley.

London Scottish: Promotion is realistic target for youngster Millar

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7:00am Tuesday 14th October 2014

Fly-half Lee Millar believes the building blocks are in place for London Scottish to start knocking on the door for promotion to the Premiership sooner rather than later, writes Pippa Field.

London Scottish: Buckland pleased with Ponty performance

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8:25am Sunday 12th October 2014

London Scottish head coach James Buckland reckons Saturday's 23-17 defeat at Pontypridd was an important step in the development of a Championship promotion winning squad, writes Oli Shapley.

Friday secures Coombes coup for Scottish

Wandsworth Guardian:

4:00pm Thursday 25th September 2014

London Scottish director of rugby Mike Friday believes the capture of young Alec Coombes is a coup for the club, writes Andy Weston.

London Scottish: Scots are nowhere near their peak says Lydon

Wandsworth Guardian:

3:56pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Peter Lydon has warned London Scottish’s Championship rivals their impressive win over Rotherham Titans last week is the tip of the iceberg for director of rugby Mike Friday’s men, writes Oli Shapley.

London Scottish: Stevenson ready to get shirt back

Wandsworth Guardian:

11:00am Friday 5th September 2014

London Scottish scrum half Jamie Stevenson cannot wait to put the nightmare of last term behind him and win his number nine shirt back, writes Andy Weston.

Skipper is confident the future is Bright for London Scottish

Wandsworth Guardian:

8:40am Friday 5th September 2014

After enjoying the elation of representing England at the Commonwealth Games, Mark Bright is back to doing the hard yards in the Greene King IPA Championship, and the London Scottish player is relishing every minute of it.

London Scottish put Best foot forward for Warriors challenge

Wandsworth Guardian:

8:00am Saturday 30th August 2014

Neil Best has assured London Scottish supporters that they will rise to the challenge when they host Glasgow Warriors this Saturday, writes Oli Shapley.

Nick has last Scott at Welsh starting slot

Wandsworth Guardian:

4:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

London Welsh’s friendly with Pontypridd on Saturday is the players’ last chance to stake a claim for a starting place against Exeter Chiefs, says winger Nick Scott.

Gidlow ready for Scottish return

Wandsworth Guardian:

1:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Centre PJ Gidlow is confident London Scottish will learn a lot from a 40-5 thrashing from Premiership runners-up Saracens, writes Oli Shapley.

London Scottish coaching set-up wins over Claassens

Wandsworth Guardian:

2:04pm Friday 15th August 2014

London Scottish summer signing Errie Claassens has praised the exiles’ new coaching set-up ahead of their push for a top four finish in the Championship.

Kwasnicki signs on for London Scottish

Wandsworth Guardian:

10:40am Friday 8th August 2014

London Scottish have extended the contract of a "Premiership" quality hooker according to head coach James Buckland after Adam Kwasnicki committed himself to the club for a further year.

Scottish number eight is Bright spark for England's Commonwealth campaign

Wandsworth Guardian:

9:30am Thursday 10th July 2014

London Scottish number eight Mark Bright has called being  named in the England Sevens sqyad for the Commonwealth Games as the highlight of his career.

Scottish's Friday has feeling for success

Wandsworth Guardian:

3:46pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

London Scottish rubberstamped Mike Friday’s appointment director of rugby and Peter Richards as backs coach this week and both admitted they liked what they had seen so far at the Athletic Ground.

Strength in depth key at Scottish

Wandsworth Guardian: Moving in: Josh Thomas Brown and James Phillips get used to their new surroundings at London Scottish

6:20am Friday 13th June 2014

London Scottish head coach James Buckland hopes the capture of Rotherham Titans second row Josh Thomas Brown and Exeter Chiefs back rower James Phillips can make his Championship top four dream a reality, writes Andy Weston.

Kiwi Bright proud to pull on England jersey

Wandsworth Guardian: Common goal: Mark Bright is bidding to reach the Commonwealth Games with England

10:20am Friday 6th June 2014

New Zealand-born London Scottish skipper Mark Bright has been called up the England sevens squad preparing for this summer’s Commonwealth Games, writes Andy Weston.  

Richards set for Scottish role

Wandsworth Guardian: Scottish bound: Former England scrum half Peter Richards takes a coaching session at Weybridge Vandals

1:45pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

Former England scrum  half Peter Richards is set to join the London Scottish push for promotion next term as backs coach.  

London Scottish's Bright is honoured by award nomination

Wandsworth Guardian: Shortlisted: Scottish’s Mark Bright in action against Plymouth Albion		 	SP82868

8:00am Saturday 17th May 2014

London Scottish number eight Mark Bright may be nearing retirement age, but he is not done with the game just yet.

Cherry ready to live the dream at Scottish

Wandsworth Guardian: Back: Matt Heeks has returned to London Scottish from Rosslyn Park

4:54pm Thursday 15th May 2014

Hooker David Cherry admits he will be 'living the dream' after signing his first professional contract with London Scottish this week.

London Scottish’s dynamic duo

Wandsworth Guardian: It is all about me: New London Scottish winger Matt Williams is looking forward to teaming up with Miles Mantella and getting the opportunities to score more tries 	SP84599

11:00am Monday 5th May 2014

Matt Williams has revealed switching to London Scottish was about getting more opportunities to score more tries.

Mantella out to top the charts after Bristol sign off

Wandsworth Guardian: Happy days: Scottish wing Miles Mantella

9:00am Saturday 26th April 2014

Miles Mantella is hoping to celebrate signing a new two-year deal with London Scottish, by becoming the Championship’s most potent try scorer.

Baillie: New signings can fire Scottish to Championship top four next year

Wandsworth Guardian: Delighted to have him: London Scottish coach James Buckland is pleased with the capture of Peter Lydon

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

London Scottish chief executive Kenny Baillie reckons the capture of Stade Francais full back Peter Lydon is a sign of the club's ambition to break into the Championship top four next term.

Buckland excited by Millar time in the Scottish centres

Wandsworth Guardian: Twinkle toes: Lee Millar will try out a new position today

8:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

London Scottish head coach James Buckland is excited to be unleashing Lee Millar in the centres for the first time, write Andy Weston.  

Baxter: Scottish prop Francis has potential to be strong Premiership performer

Wandsworth Guardian: On his way: Exeter-bound London Scottish prop Tomas Francis is felled in Sunday's defeat to London Welsh

1:25pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

Exeter Chiefs head coach Rob Baxter says he is looking to unleash the huge potential on offer in new signing Tomas Francis.

Love: Welsh clash will be close but Scots can win

Wandsworth Guardian: Beef on the bone: London Scottish stars Mike Doneghan, Miles Mantella, Tommy Spinks, Paul Spivey, and James Love promote Sunday’s Ladies Day at the Athletic Ground.

1:00pm Friday 28th March 2014

London Scottish winger James Love expects Sunday’s eagerly anticipated clash with near neighbours rivals London Welsh to go down to the wire, writes Andy Weston.  

Pennycook: Scottish are heading in right direction

Wandsworth Guardian: Beard ambition: Scottish flanker Chevvy Pennycook ias eyeing a big season next term

11:51am Tuesday 18th March 2014

London Scottish back row Chevvy Pennycook reckons next season could be a big one for the exiles if they miss a top-four Championship finish this time around.

London Scottish holidays are on hold

Wandsworth Guardian: Points machine: Scottish star James Love, in action against Richmond, scored two of his side’s six tries against Ealing – a game which also featured braces for Miles Mantella and Mark Bright	SP78802

8:00am Saturday 15th March 2014

London Scottish head coach James Buckland will see his men take a well earned rest this week, but has warned them not to get in the holiday mood just yet.

London Scottish coach Buckland to rest battered bodies

Wandsworth Guardian: Back in the squad: Harelquins Joe Trayfoot is set to face Ealing Trailfinders this weekend for London Scottish

11:49am Friday 7th March 2014

London Scottish head coach James Buckland has shuffled his pack ahead of this Sunday's encounter with neighbours Ealing Trailfinders at Richmond Athletic Ground.

Buckland takes the reins at London Scottish with Amor's legacy in mind

Wandsworth Guardian: Happy trails: James Buckland is more than excited about becoming the permanent head coach at London Scottish

4:00pm Friday 28th February 2014

London Scottish’s new head coach James Buckland has vowed to honour the legacy of his predecessor Simon Amor.

London Scottish pay penalty for discipline problems

Wandsworth Guardian: All to do: Mike Friday, right, chats with James Buckland

3:00pm Friday 21st February 2014

Mike Friday admits London Scottish have it all to do if they are to secure a top four Championship finish in April.

Dunn will learn his trade at London Scottish

Wandsworth Guardian: Unstoppable: Scottish captain Mark Bright tests the Plymouth defence

12:49pm Friday 14th February 2014

Loan star Tom Dunn wants to return to parent club Bath at the end of the season – having clinched London Scottish a top four finish and learned his trade as a hooker.

London Scottish must make up lost ground

Wandsworth Guardian: Rallying cry: Full back Jim Thompson, centre, was a try scorer in last month’s win over Cornish Pirates at the Athletic Ground

2:00pm Friday 7th February 2014

Full-back Jim Thompson admits it is crunch time in London Scottish’s bid to finish in the Championship play-off spots, writes Andy Weston.  

Home comforts - Staying in Richmond remains London Scottish’s main priority

Wandsworth Guardian: Going nowhere: London Scottish director Kenny Logan says the club will not take any decision to leave Richmond lightly because it is the only place he believes the club can sustain itself financially 	SP82440

9:00am Saturday 1st February 2014

Director Kenny Logan has revealed hosting Premiership rugby at the Athletic Ground is London Scottish’s preferred option should they win promotion from the Championship.

Newton: Scots will put Cup exit behind them

1:35pm Friday 24th January 2014


Scottish's Buckland acting positive ahead of derby day

Wandsworth Guardian: Loving life: Acting head coach James Buckland

1:00pm Friday 17th January 2014

London Scottish acting head coach James Buckland knows only too well nothing can be won at this stage of the season, but plenty can be lost.  

Mark Bright is holding back the years at London Scottish

Wandsworth Guardian: Crash: Number eight Mark Bright has been in fine form this season

8:00am Saturday 11th January 2014

London Scottish skipper Mark Bright is proving age is no barrier at the Athletic Ground and is out to prove his point by securing safe passage to the British & Irish Cup last eight.

Lyons: Buckland is the secret to Scottish success

Wandsworth Guardian: Free spirit: Ex-Harlequins youngster Miles Mantella is tearing up the Championship this term

6:00am Tuesday 24th December 2013

London Scottish lock David Lyons is approaching his best form for the exiles and has one person to thank – acting head coach James Buckland.

London Scottish new boy is a Mama's boy when it comes to old friends at London Welsh

Wandsworth Guardian: Away for the holiday: London Scottish line up for a Christmas team picture ahead of today’s trip to Oxford to face Championship leaders and traditional derby rivals London Welsh

7:00am Saturday 21st December 2013

London Scottish new-boy Dante Mama insists he will not reveal any trade secrets when his new side take on former club London Welsh in the Championship on Saturday.

Scots out to set the record straight against the Welsh

Wandsworth Guardian: Action man: Scottish forward Paul Spivey

2:00pm Friday 13th December 2013

Forward Paul Spivey says London Scottish are out to set the record straight when Pontypridd come to town in the second of their back-to-back British & Irish Cup games tomorrow.

Pennycook hails Scottish change of tact

Wandsworth Guardian: Ready for baptism of fire: London Scottish flanker Chevvy Pennycook has been in prime form for the exiles once again this term

12:00pm Friday 6th December 2013

London Scottish flanker Chevvy Pennycook has paid tribute to change of tack from coaches Mike Friday and James Buckland, writes Andy Weston.  

Ex-Scottish chief confident over England Sevens form

11:15am Sunday 1st December 2013

Former London Scottish director of rugby Simon Amor believes his side’s decision making cost his England side dear as they finished fourth at the Dubai World Series Sevens on Sunday.  

Mantella: Scottish surge towards summit is no fluke

Wandsworth Guardian: Flying high: Winger Miles Mantella in action against Leeds Carnegie

10:00am Friday 29th November 2013

In-form London Scottish winger Miles Mantella has warned the exiles are not fourth in the table by accident, writes Andy Weston.  

Gidlow: London Scottish confidence is high, but not complacency

Wandsworth Guardian: Gidlow: "There is no point ruining all the good work we did against Leeds"

10:00am Friday 22nd November 2013

London Scottish centre PJ Gidlow admits confidence is high in the camp after last weekend's impressive 26-15 Championship victory over Leeds Carnegie but says complacency wont be an issue when they take on lowly Ealing Trailfinders on Sunday.

London Scottish are ready for defining month in campaign

Wandsworth Guardian: Desperate: Neil Best says the next three weeks are important to London Scottish                   Picture: Ray Willmott

10:00am Friday 15th November 2013

London Scottish flanker Neil Best believes the month of November could shape the club’s season.

Stagg: Scottish must stop the rot against Jersey

Wandsworth Guardian: Get back on song: Scottish Ted Stagg attempts to tackle Harlequins hooker Rob Buchanan in a pre-season friendly earlier this year

5:09pm Thursday 7th November 2013

London Scottish hooker Ted Stagg believes stopping the rot when Jersey visit tomorrow could be a defining moment in the season, writes Andy Weston.  

Doneghan gets ready to lock horns with old pals

Wandsworth Guardian: Unfriendly: Scottish centre Mike Doneghan

11:00am Saturday 26th October 2013

Former Rotherham Titans winger Mike Doneghan admits it will be strange to cross swords with some old pals tonight.

Scottish have what it takes to fight on two fronts, says centre Reay

Wandsworth Guardian: Marked man: Scottish centre Andy Reay is in good form 	SP73047

10:00am Friday 18th October 2013

London Scottish centre Andy Reay believes an impressive British & Irish Cup win over London Welsh proves they can fight on two fronts this season.

Winger Love comes back in to the Scottish fold

Wandsworth Guardian: Triple: Former Harlequins winger Miles Mantella scored a hat-trick for London Scottish on Saturday

11:00am Friday 4th October 2013

London Scottish back James Love feels Saturday’s 27-6 home win over Nottingham Rugby proves they can mix it with the Championship’s best, writes Andy Weston.  

London Scottish coach Buckland expects a Bristol backlash

Wandsworth Guardian: Ready to face fire: James Buckland expects a back lash from Bristol this weekend

11:50am Saturday 21st September 2013

London Scottish forwards and defence coach James Buckland expects to face a fired up Bristol on Sunday when the two sides meet at the Memorial stadium.

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