The July window is just around the corner and those selected already have everything scheduled. Scotland and England don’t want anyone to stand still and that’s why they organized a friendly for next Sunday 9.50 (Argentine time) that will have a live broadcast on ESPN EXTRA between England A and Scotland A. In the whites highlights the debut of 11 players in the team while those of the thistle had to call 5 players urgently due to possible cases of Covid-19 On campus.
For those directed by John Mitchell It will be a premiere evening on Welford Road as only Harry Randall, Jacob Umaga, Ollie Lawrence, Max Malins, Charlie Ewels and Ellis Genge are the privileged with experience in the starting team that will appear against the Scots. Gloucester wing Lewis Ludlow will be England captain A.
In order to the visitors the problems did not give him respite throughout the week. A positive case of Covid-19 and by protocol it was decided to isolate 8 players more. Although the names were not released, the cardo decided to summon George Taylor (Edinburgh), Stafford McDowall (Glasgow), D’Arcy Rae (Glasgow), Ben Vellacott (Wasps) and Callum Hunter-Hill (Saracens).
As announced by the Scottish Union in a statement “to respect medical confidentiality, Scottish Rugby will not name the affected persons. Yesterday’s (Thursday) trip to Leicester was postponed as a precautionary measure and the entire team and management team underwent PCR testing early Thursday morning. No more positive results were obtained in the group ”.
“Consequently – the statement adds – This week’s team announcement has been rescheduled for 10:30 AM on Saturday to have time after the trip to England. Scottish Rugby continues to operate an extensive health and safety coronavirus mitigation plan and follows all health guidelines. ”
England A formation:
15- Freddie Steward; 14- Adam Radwan, 13- Ollie Lawrence, 12- Dan Kelly, 11- Max Malins; 10- Jacob Umaga, 9- Harry Randall; 8- Callum Chick, 7- Ben Curry, 6- Lewis Ludlow (c); 5- Charlie Ewels, 4- Harry Wells; 3- Joe Heyes, 2- Curtis Langdon, 1- Ellis Genge.
Substitutes: 16- Jamie Blamire, 17- Beno Obano, 18- Trevor Davison, 19- Ted Hill, 20- Lewis Ludlam, 21- Dan Robson, 22- George Furbank, 23- Joe Cokanasiga.