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Written by Scott Bevan (The Hobbit)

Posted in :Original Content, Reader Submissions on 13 Jun 2013 at 13:08
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With six debutants in last weekend’s Test against Samoa, Scotland have three more new caps in their team to play South Africa at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit on Saturday.

They are the Glasgow Warriors trio, full-back Peter Murchie, wing Tommy Seymour, and lock forward Tim Swinson.

The other changes see Ruaridh Jackson return at fly-half, with Tom Heathcote missing out due to his concussion against Samoa; two other injury enforced changes are Scott Lawson at hooker for Pat MacArthur and Ryan Wilson, making his first start for Scotland, instead of captain Kelly Brown at openside; and a new combination with Swinson locking with Jim Hamilton.

Greig Laidlaw, who has skippered Edinburgh Rugby, takes over the captain’s arm band for the injured Brown, becoming Scotland’s 113th Test match captain.

A further three changes to the bench are Alastair Kellock ,Jon Welsh, and David Denton.

Team to face South Africa:

15 Peter Murchie, 14 Tommy Seymour, 13 Alex Dunbar, 12 Matt Scott, 11 Sean Lamont, 10 Ruaridh Jackson, 9 Greig Laidlaw (captain), 8 Johnnie Beattie, 7 Ryan Wilson, 6 Alasdair Strokosch, 5 Jim Hamilton, 4 Tim Swinson, 3 Euan Murray, 2 Scott Lawson, 1 Alasdair Dickinson

Substitutes: 16 Stevie Lawrie, 17 Jon Welsh, 18 Moray Low, 19 Alastair Kellock, 20 David Denton, 21 Henry Pyrgos, 22 Peter Horne, 23 Duncan Taylor



12 Comments

  • Pakslae!!

  • Comment 1, posted at 13.06.13 13:14:11 by SteelShark Reply
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  • Must say apart from Lamont and Murray not a lot of players that I know of in this team

  • Comment 2, posted at 13.06.13 14:21:04 by Bokhoring Reply
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  • cap stats not hugely different:
    Scotland xv = 350
    Bos xv = 477

    Scotland bench: 95
    Bok bench: 96

    Edit on starting bok caps. I gave Habana 4 caps instead of 84

  • Comment 3, posted at 13.06.13 14:45:30 by The Hobbit Reply
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  • @The Hobbit (Comment 3) : really? I’m surprised at that

  • Comment 4, posted at 13.06.13 14:47:56 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : let me double check my math

  • Comment 5, posted at 13.06.13 14:48:32 by The Hobbit Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : you were correct in being surprised. I gave Habana 4 instead of 84 caps. I really am having a bad day.

  • Comment 6, posted at 13.06.13 14:52:41 by The Hobbit Reply
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  • @The Hobbit (Comment 6) : haha… I couldn’t believe we could have lost that much experience :)

  • Comment 7, posted at 13.06.13 14:54:19 by robdylan Reply
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  • I’m blaming the PC Computer calculator :cool:

  • Comment 8, posted at 13.06.13 14:55:26 by The Hobbit Reply
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  • @SteelShark (Comment 1) : Boks by 20

  • Comment 9, posted at 13.06.13 14:58:04 by The Hobbit Reply
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  • @The Hobbit (Comment 8) : good call. Stupid thing :)

  • Comment 10, posted at 13.06.13 15:01:54 by robdylan Reply
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  • Murray out.

  • Comment 11, posted at 13.06.13 16:17:31 by David12246 Reply

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  • We should definitely be aiming to get at least a bonus point win!

  • Comment 12, posted at 13.06.13 21:34:29 by SeanyJMc Reply

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