RBS Six Nations 2012: Scotland team to play Wales in Cardiff

Andy Robinson makes one change to the starting XV, bringing in Greig Laidlaw for the now retired Dan Parks. The uncapped Duncan Weir and Stuart Hogg are on the bench.

Scotland head coach Andy Robinson said: “Congratulations to Greig on his first start. He is a gifted footballer who is acclimatising very well to the differing demands of the stand-off position from having spent most of his career at scrum-half. Having lost last weekend, I believe the time is right to move on and look to develop our emerging talent at stand-off.

“I’ve always stressed the importance of the A team and the part that both Duncan Weir and Stuart Hogg played in the game at Netherdale last week is another reason for my continued excitement and belief in Scottish rugby.”

Scotland:

15. Rory Lamont, 14. Lee Jones, 13. Nick de Luca, 12. Sean Lamont, 11. Max Evans, 10. Greig Laidlaw, 9. Chris Cusiter, 1. Allan Jacobsen, 2. Ross Ford (c), 3. Geoff Cross, 4. Richie Gray, 5. Jim Hamilton, 6. Alasdair Strokosch, 7. Ross Rennie, 8. David Denton

Replacements:

16. Scott Lawson, 17. Ed Kalman, 18. Alastair Kellock, 19. John Barclay, 20. Mike Blair, 21. Duncan Weir, 22. Stuart Hogg

3 thoughts on “RBS Six Nations 2012: Scotland team to play Wales in Cardiff

  1. Delighted to see Duncan Weir & Stuart Hogg included. These guys really are the natural long-term successors to Dan Parks & Chris Paterson for Scotland, both outstanding talents.

  2. Scotland are going against a very confident Welsh side, boosted by the return of Jenkins and Lydiate. Ireland got dominated in the centres and I can only see De Luca and Lamont struggling to contain Roberts and Davies. I expect this to be a comfortable victory for an in form Wales team. Faletau v Denton, now thats a tasty match-up.

  3. Without Euan Murray, the Scotland scrum will struggle to contain Gethin Jenkins and Adam Jones. Wales should win this one, keeping their hopes high for a possible Grand Slam.

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