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Lamont in for Lamont

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news on 11 Nov 2008 at 14:48
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Scotland have kept it in the family with the one enforced change from the team which lost to New Zealand for Saturday’s visit of world champions South Africa.

Sporting Life reports that Sean Lamont, who is set to miss the rest of the autumn internationals with a hamstring injury, will be replaced on the left wing by brother Rory.

This will be the younger Lamont’s 18th cap and his first since suffering a nasty facial injury when he clashed with Iain Balshaw’s knee during last year’s Calcutta Cup match.

Elsewhere, coach Frank Hadden has opted to keep faith in the exactly the same starting XV and bench as last week.

However, with second-rows Jim Hamilton and Nathan Hines both missing training yesterday, having picked up ankle and wrist injuries respectively at the weekend, Hadden has decided to keep Gloucester’s Alasdair Strokosch with the squad this week as back-up.

Thom Evans also missed training on Monday with a stiff neck, so Simon Webster is remaining with the squad as a precaution.

Simon Taylor, who was initially selected for the New Zealand match at number eight, before succumbing to a calf injury, does not feature in the squad.

Scotland team to face South Africa at Murrayfield on Saturday,: 15.C Paterson (Edinburgh); 14. T Evans (Glasgow),13. B Cairns (Edinburgh), 12. N De Luca (Edinburgh), 11. R Lamont (Sale); 10. P Godman (Edinburgh), 9. M Blair (Edinburgh); 8. J Barclay (Glasgow), 7. S Taylor (Stade Francais), 6. J White (Sale), 5. J Hamilton (Edinburgh), 4. N Hines (Perpignan), 3. E Murray (Northampton), 2. R Ford (Edinburgh), 1. A Jacobsen (Edinburgh).

Replacements: D Hall (Glasgow), A Dickinson (Gloucester), M Mustchin (Edinburgh), S Gray (Northampton), R Lawson (Gloucester), D Parks (Glasgow Warriors), H Southwell (Edinburgh).


  • Apparently Sean is simply known as Rory’s brother.

  • Comment 1, posted at 11.11.08 16:38:30 by McLovin Reply
    McLovinAssistant coach
  • @McLovin (Comment 1) : :roll: :roll:

  • Comment 2, posted at 12.11.08 07:54:22 by wpw Reply
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