Visser handed Scotland debut
June 13, 2012
Tim Visser qualified for Scottish residency yesterday © PA Photos
Scotland have made two changes ahead of their Test with Fiji at the weekend with Tim Visser a notable inclusion.
Dutch-born Visser is handed his Scotland debut after qualifying for his Scottish residency yesterday. He takes Joe Ansbro's place on the left wing after he injured himself celebrating Scotland's impressive win over Australia when he clashed heads with Alasdair Strokosch.
Scotland coach Andy Robinson is relishing seeing Visser in action and has called on the winger to replicate his club form on the international stage."It is simple, he has to bring the way he plays for Edinburgh onto the international stage," Robinson said. "What Tim has to do is bring the support lines that he runs and his ability to score tries.
"He is very elusive in his ability to beat people and when he has the ball in hand he has the ability to take players on and has to be encouraged to have a real go."
The other change to the side sees Max Evans come in on the opposite flank where he replaces Sean Lamont. Lamont has been suffering from a rib injury sustained during the match against Australia but may yet take a spot on the bench - which is to be confirmed. Evans has only recently joined up with the squad in the southern hemisphere after playing in the Top 14 semi-final with club side Castres a fortnight ago.
Scotland side to face Fiji:
Replacements: Scott Lawson, Geoff Cross, Tom Ryder, Richie Vernon, Chris Cusiter, Duncan Weir, Sean Lamont
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