Six Countries: Scotland manufacture five adjustments for Italy

Scotland winger Tommy Seymour returns from a reduction break after missing the defeat in Dublin
Six Countries: Italy v Scotland
Venue: Stadio Olimpico, Rome Date: Saturday, 17 March Kick-off: 12:30
Protection: BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Radio 5 dwell extra, dwell textual order commentary on BBC Sport net page

Scotland manufacture five adjustments for the final Six Countries day out against Italy in Rome on Saturday.

Centre Slash Grigg makes his first delivery within the tournament, whereas winger Tommy Seymour returns from a reduction tell.

Hooker Fraser Brown is joined within the front row by WP Nel and lock Tim Swinson is available in.

Scotland are aiming to match final season’s tally of three victories, following house successes against France and England.

Peter Horne, Blair Kinghorn and Stuart McInally fall to the bench for Gregor Townsend’s males, with Simon Berghan and Grant Gilchrist out of the squad after final weekend’s loss in Dublin.

Richie Grey and Zander Fagerson, who had been missing by break, are amongst the replacements within the Rome.

Number eight Ryan Wilson is fit to delivery after being withdrawn with a head break against Eire.

Grigg has featured twice as a replacement on this yr’s competition

Italy are bottom of the table, with out a Six Countries make a selection since their search the recommendation of with to Murrayfield in 2015.

“We now own had a deeper set apart on the Eire recreation, the place we performed effectively in areas that will must be greater this weekend,” acknowledged Townsend.

“There had been a desire of positives in how we took the game to Eire in attack and defence however this did not lead to us scoring enough aspects to select the game.

“We now had been jubilant with how the gamers own responded to final week’s disappointment, with the energy they own got dropped at coaching and a resolution to give a enhance to our performance in our final match.

“Taking part in Italy shall be a extremely advanced recreation – it at all times has been for any Scotland aspect. We are ready for the bother and own an experienced community of gamers working exhausting to accumulate our marketing campaign with a obliging performance and consequence.”

Townsend’s reign as head coach started with a 34-thirteen victory against Italy in Singapore final June.

Within the Six Countries, Scotland beat Italy 29-0 in Edinburgh final yr and were 36-20 winners in Rome in 2016.

Scotland: Hogg, Seymour H Jones, Grigg, Maitland, Russell, Laidlaw, Reid, Brown, Nel, J Grey, Swinson, Barclay (capt) Watson, Wilson.

Replacements: McInally, Bhatti, Fagerson, R. Grey, Denton, Model, Horne, Kinghorn.


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