Egt: Southwell Catches Up With Moores

ImageHugo Southwell_finally fulfilled his dream of training with the Scottish Saltires and in the process also managed to CATCH up with his former mentor; England coach Peter Moores.

Edinburgh Rugby star Southwell, who has won 42 caps for Scotland, had expressed a desire to one day also represent his country at cricket.

As a result, the 28-year-old was handed the chance to impress the selectors and bowled a few deliveries at Scotland's_batsmen ahead of today's historic ODI clash against England at The Grange.

Former Sussex all rounder Southwell said: "It has been a long time since I played cricket to a serious level after leaving Sussex nearly 10 years ago to focus on rugby.

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"It was a lot of fun and I was quite pleased with how it went, but I know I"ve got a lot of cricket left to play before I even think about playing for Scotland in that sport."

During his playing days at Sussex, London-born Southwell played alongside England wicketkeeper Matt Prior and was also coached by current England boss Moores.

And Southwell, who helped Scotland defeat England at rugby in March, admits he was thrilled to be reunited with his old coach.

He added: "It was great to meet up with Peter again and we had some good banter.

"I hadn't seen him for about nine years and now I"m a Rugby international with Scotland and he's England cricket coach.

'so a lot has happened in that time. It was also good to see Richard Halsall " the England fielding coach " because he was my coach at the Sussex Academy."

The cross-border rivalries will continue on Saturday when Scotland's No1 rugby team, Edinburgh take on English champions, London Wasps at Murrayfield, kick off 2.30pm.

As part of Edinburgh's Got Talent, members of Scotland's No1 rugby team show off their other sporting skills and at Murrayfield on Thursday at 4.30pm stand-off Phil Godman will be facing a Hearts goalkeeper in a penalty shoot-out.

A nephew of ex-Hibs defender Lindsay Muir, Godman was on the books of the Easter Road club and St Johnstone before deciding to concentrate on rugby.

Godman said: "I"m really looking forward to the experience, although taking penalties in football is a bit different to taking penalties in rugby.

"I"m a big Hibs fan as well, so taking penalties against Hearts will give me an extra incentive to do well on the day."_