Leslie fit to lead Scotland
February 3, 2000
Former Kiwi John Leslie has won his fitness fight and will captain Scotland in their Six Nations Championship opener against Italy in Rome on Saturday.
The Scotland team for Six Nations opener with Italy to be played in Rome on Saturday:
Glenn Metcalfe (Glasgow Caledonians), Shaun Longstaff (Glasgow Caledonians), Jamie Mayer (Bristol), John Leslie (Newcastle, captain), Kenny Logan (Wasps), Gregor Townsend (Brive), Bryan Redpath (Narbonne), Tom Smith (Brive), Gordon Bulloch (Glasgow Caledonians), Mattie Stewart (Northampton), Scott Murray (Saracens), Stuart Grimes (Newcastle), Martin Leslie (Edinburgh Reivers), Budge Pountney (Northampton), Gordon Simpson (Glasgow Caledonians).
Replacements: Andrew Nicol (Glasgow Caledonians), Duncan Hodge (Edinburgh Reivers), James McLaren (Bourgoin), David Hilton (Glasgow Caledonians), Robert Russell (Saracens), Doddie Weir (Newcastle), Stuart Reid (Narbonne)
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