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August 16, 2005

Scotland Deaf Rugby To Play Japan

From: Heavensgame Rugby Union, Australia - Aug 16, 2005

Written by Jeremy Beynon
Tuesday, 16 August 2005

Scotland Deaf Rugby are to take on their Japanese rivals on Sunday 28 August, at Pontypridd RFC as part of the tourists' 12-day tour of the British Isles.

In an effort to promote the development and awareness of the world-wide deaf rugby community, the Scotland team will travel to their adopted home in south Wales to take on the visitors.

Neil Houston, secretary of Scotland Deaf RFC, said: "Scottish Deaf Rugby see this match as their opportunity to assist in the development of the deaf rugby community throughout the world and a step further towards the 2005/06 Four Nations Championships and in the longer term a European Championship".

Japan's opening match on 21 August will see them take on England Deaf at Maidstone, and three days later Wales Deaf will host the tourists at Caerphilly.

Everyone is welcome to come and support the internationals and tickets will cost £5 for adults and £1 for under-16 and OAPs.

Tour Dates

England Deaf Rugby v Japan Deaf Rugby Sunday 21 August, KO 5.00pm Maidstone RFC

Wales Deaf Rugby v Japan Deaf Rugby Wednesday 24 August, KO 7.00pm Caerphilly RFC

Scotland Deaf Rugby v Japan Deaf Rugby Sunday 18 August, KO 2.30pm Pontypridd RFC

Scotland Squad


Sandy Cuthbertson, scrum half, Strathendrick Stephen Farmer, stand-off, Strathaven Nick Firth, winger, Cowal Roddy Matheson, full-back, Allan Glen's Graham McCue, winger, Kilmarnock Murdo Ross, centre, Cowal Grant Rutherford, full-back, Boroughmuir David Sanderson, stand-off, Perthshire Mike Tweedie, centre, Edinburgh Academicals Kevin Wyness, prop/second row, Ellon


Andrew Adamson, back row, Preston Lodge Neil Bell, back row, Kilmarnock Willie Cook, hooker, Leith Academicals Andy Crozier, back row, GHA Andy Flavell, prop, Perthshire Richard Harrison, back row, Eton Manor Stuart Hay, prop/hooker, Bedford Neil Houston, flanker, Cowal - Captain Adam McCormick, prop, GHA Drew Murray, prop/hooker, Bedford Graeme Phinnery, back row, Beckenridge Alan Stern, second row, GHA Andy Tedd, second row, Ardrossan Academicals

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