Lawson beats Blair to No.9 jersey
June 10, 2010
Andy Robinson is hoping to mastermind a victory over Argentina © Getty Images
Scotland coach Andy Robinson has made two changes from the side that defeated Ireland in their last Six Nations outing for Saturday's showdown with Argentina in Tucuman.
Gloucester scrum-half Rory Lawson starts ahead of Mike Blair following an injury to Chris Cusiter while at tight-head, Moray Low is drafted in for the rested Euan Murray.
Dan Parks retains the playmaking duties at fly-half, with Edinburgh's Phil Godman on the bench, and Max Evans again starts on the wing as Nick De Luca and Graeme Morrison start in midfield.
In the pack, the captaincy passes to lock Al Kellock due to Blair's omission. The 'Killer Bs' back-row of Kelly Brown, John Barclay and Johnnie Beattie is present and correct and will have a serious scrap on their hands against the Pumas. Up front, Low is joined by loose-head Allan Jacobsen and hooker Ross Ford as they look to stand up to a fearsome opposing front-row.
Edinburgh duo Geoff Cross and Scott MacLeod add their grunt to the replacements bench while there is a potential Test debut for Edinburgh's Jim Thompson, cousin to Lawson and the grandson of the late Bill McLaren.
Scotland: H Southwell (Stade Francais); M Evans (Glasgow Warriors), N De Luca (Edinburgh) G Morrison (Glasgow Warriors) S Lamont (Scarlets); D Parks (Glasgow Warriors), R Lawson (Gloucester); A Jacobsen (Edinburgh), R Ford (Edinburgh), M Low (Glasgow Warriors), J Hamilton (Edinburgh), A Kellock (Glasgow Warriors, captain), K Brown (Glasgow Warriors), J Beattie (Glasgow Warriors), J Barclay (Glasgow Warriors).
Replacements: S Lawson (Gloucester), G Cross (Edinburgh), S MacLeod (Edinburgh), A Strokosch (Gloucester), M Blair (Edinburgh), P Godman (Edinburgh), J Thompson (Edinburgh)
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