London Scottish has a very long tradition of offering rugby at all levels and is very proud of the senior teams that play outside of the professional team.
After experiencing some difficult seasons in leagues of varying ability, London Scottish decided to change its strategy for its senior amateur rugby, and to enter its strongest possible amateur team into the RFU league system.
By the regulations laid out by the RFU, this required London Scottish to cut its links with the new team. A difficult decision, but one required to improve the level of amateur rugby for up and coming young stars, ex-internationals looking to play at a reasonable level, and former local and national level club players still wishing to play the game.
Over the summer a new club, the London Scottish Lions, was formed. The team uses a variation of the London Scottish brand, licensed by the Pro Club, and will continue to play its home games at the Richmond Athletic Association Ground in Richmond, Surrey. It is however a separate club, with different executive officers, committee and financing.
For 2018/19, there are two London Scottish Lions teams:
London Scottish Lions First XV – Herts Middlesex League 2
London Scottish Lions Second XV – Middlesex Merit Table Division 2
In addition, a Rampant Lions team will feature the best players from across the two senior playing groups, and play exhibition fixtures against the likes of the Army, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy and elite academies of prominent club teams across the UK and beyond.