Gunners to Fore in Churchill Cup
Congratulations to Scotland A, who are through to the final of the Churchill Cup in Edmonton, having seen off both the defending champions, England Saxons, and the co-hosts, Canada, in the space of four days. They now face the winners of Saturday's match between Ireland A and the New Zealand Maori.
A number of Gunners' players have been involved in the two matches, including the half-back pairing of captain Rory Lawson and Phil Godman, who scored the winning drop-goal against Canada and gave the pass that split the English defence for Scotland's try in the first match. Also doing their bit for Scotland in these games were Gunners Nick de Luca, Matt Dey, Alasdair Dickinson, Andrew Kelly, Allan Jacobsen, Alasdair Strokosch and David Callum. The Scotland pack, including all those Gunners, can be particularly proud of the effort against the Saxons, holding them up over the line in the dying seconds of the game after surviving a five-minute siege.
Also getting in on the action was Gunners winger Mike Pyke who, playing at full-back, scored Canada's try against Scotland.