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Scotland Team to Face Ireland in Six Nations


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Scotland have named their team ahead of Sunday's Six Nations opener with Ireland at the Aviva. Scott Johnson's made four changes from their defeat to Australia in November. Stuart Hogg returns at full-back so Sean Maitland moves to wing while Alex Dunbar's preferred to Nick De Luca in the centre. In the pack, Tim Swinson gets the nod over Grant Gilchrist in the second-row and Ryan Wilson starts at blindside flanker instead of Johnnie Beattie. Kelly Brown will captain Scotland who haven't won their first game of the Championship since 2006. Ireland boss Joe Schmidt will name his team on Friday.

Scotland team to face Ireland:

Forwards: Ryan Grant (Glasgow Warriors) Ross Ford (Edinburgh Rugby) Moray Low (Glasgow Warriors) Tim Swinson (Glasgow Warriors) Jim Hamilton (Montpellier) Ryan Wilson (Glasgow Warriors) Kelly Brown (Saracens, capt) David Denton (Edinburgh Rugby)

Backs: Stuart Hogg (Glasgow Warriors) Sean Maitland (Glasgow Warriors) Alex Dunbar (Glasgow Warriors) Duncan Taylor (Saracens) Sean Lamont (Glasgow Warriors) Duncan Weir (Glasgow Warriors) Greig Laidlaw (Edinburgh Rugby)

Replacements: Pat MacArthur (Glasgow Warriors) Alasdair Dickinson (Edinburgh Rugby) Geoff Cross (Edinburgh Rugby)Richie Gray (Castres) Johnnie Beattie (Montpellier) Chris Cusiter (Glasgow Warriors) Matt Scott (Edinburgh Rugby)Max Evans (Castres).


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