Armstrong makes his Premiership debut for Leeds

Leeds Metropolitan University student Scott Armstrong is set to make his Guinness Premiership debut for Leeds Carnegie when they head to Kingsholm this Saturday to take on league leaders Gloucester.

Armstrong, who is originally from Lancaster, has made two first team appearances this season in the EDF Energy Cup games against Saracens and Bristol and also played for England students this season. He is in the final year of his BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science degree and has been part of the club’s academy structure since 2003.

James Parkes will start at hooker against his former club whilst Mark Lock will start at number eight. Leeds Carnegie will be without twelve first team players for the trip to Gloucester through injury whilst Adam Balding is unable to play against his former club due to the terms of his loan deal between the two clubs and Apo Satala is away with the British Army playing in South Africa.

Another former Gloucester player, Jon Goodridge, is amongst the replacements. Adam Greendale will start for Leeds Carnegie against Doncaster in the Yorkshire Cup semi final next Wednesday to give him more experience of starting and managing the game from the kick off.

The Leeds team in full is:

15. Leigh Hinton
14. Scott Armstrong
13. Rob Vickerman
12. Luther Burrell
11. John Holtby
10. Alberto Di Bernardo
9. Joe Bedford
1. Mike MacDonald
2. James Parkes
3. Fosi Pala’amo
4. Pablo Bouza
5. Stuart Hooper (c)
6. Rhys Oakley
7. Calum Clark
8. Mark Lock
16. Adam Hopcroft
17. Vili Ma’asi
18. Erik Lund
19. Kearnan Myall
20. Darren Edwards
21. James Brooks
22. Jon Goodridge


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