Brown to start for Scotland against All Blacks
Glasgow Warriors hooker Fraser Brown will pull on the number two jersey for the first time in almost two years when Scotland take on the All Blacks in Sunday’s Autumn Nations Series match.
When Brown runs out on Sunday it will have been 708 days since he the hooker last donned the number two shirt in Scotland’s 31-16 loss to Ireland on 5 December 2020 during the Autumn Nations Cup.
Brown is one of seven Warriors who will face the Haka on Sunday, as Scotland look to get their first-ever win over the All Blacks at BT Murrayfield.
Zander Fagerson is named at prop for the third time this campaign and joins Fraser Brown at the coal face.
After an impressive return to the starting XV, Richie Gray is once again named in the boiler house with Matt Fagerson once again selected at number 8.
Ali Price retains his place in the starting XV at scrum-half and is joined by Sione Tuipulotu who lines up at inside centre.
Rounding out the Warriors contingent in the squad, Jack Dempsey is included amongst the replacements, with the back-rower set to win his third cap if and when he comes off the bench on Sunday afternoon.
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15. Stuart Hogg (Exeter Chiefs) 94 caps
14. Darcy Graham (Edinburgh Rugby) 31 caps
13. Chris Harris – Vice Captain – (Gloucester Rugby) 37 caps
12. Sione Tuipulotu (Glasgow Warriors) 9 caps
11. Duhan van der Merwe (Edinburgh Rugby) 21 caps
10. Finn Russell (Racing 92) 63 caps
9. Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors) 56 caps
1. Pierre Schoeman (Edinburgh Rugby) 14 caps
2. Fraser Brown (Glasgow Warriors) 55 caps
3. Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors) 52 caps
4. Richie Gray (Glasgow Warriors) 68 caps
5. Grant Gilchrist – Vice Captain – (Edinburgh Rugby) 57 caps
6. Jamie Ritchie – Captain – (Edinburgh Rugby) 34 caps
7. Hamish Watson (Edinburgh Rugby) 53 caps
8. Matt Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors) 26 caps
16. Ewan Ashman (Sale Sharks) 5 caps
17. Rory Sutherland (Ulster Rugby) 21 caps
18. WP Nel (Edinburgh Rugby) 49 caps
19. Jonny Gray (Exeter Chiefs) 70 caps
20. Jack Dempsey (Glasgow Warriors) 2 caps
21. Ben White (London Irish) 7 caps
22. Blair Kinghorn (Edinburgh Rugby) 36 caps
23. Mark Bennett (Edinburgh Rugby) 28 caps