Eight Warriors named for Wales test
All eight of the Glasgow Warriors who were selected for last weekend’s historic Calcutta Cup triumph will take to the field once more against Wales at BT Murrayfield on Saturday, as Scotland go in search of a fifth consecutive Guinness Six Nations win.
Townsend names a matchday 23 showing just three changes from the trip to
Twickenham, with his side looking to make it back-to-back victories over Wayne
Pivac’s Welsh outfit.
barnstorming Guinness Six Nations debut saw him contribute to a flawless
lineout in addition to providing the scoring pass for Duhan van der Merwe’s
try, George Turner once again starts at hooker for Saturday evening’s clash.
Fagerson joins Turner in the front-row after an industrious shift last weekend,
whilst Scott Cummings will look to continue the form that saw him claim seven
lineouts at Twickenham last time out – more than any other player on the
competition’s opening weekend.
Fagerson retains his place at number eight following a performance that saw him
lead the way for Scotland with 16 carries, with Ali Price completing the
Warriors starting contingent by lining up at scrum-half.
is included amongst the replacements, the loose-head having made his Guinness
Six Nations debut in the 14-10 victory over Wales at Parc y Scarlets last
an impact off the bench last weekend, Richie Gray will once again look to influence
the match if and when called upon by Townsend and his coaching team.
replacements are completed by Huw Jones, whose versatility sees him cover the
outside back positions from the 23 jersey.
Scotland team to
play Wales at BT Murrayfield, 2021 Guinness Six Nations
Saturday 13 February (kick-off 4.45pm) – live on BBC
15. Stuart Hogg CAPTAIN (Exeter Chiefs) – 81
14. Darcy Graham (Edinburgh) – 15 caps
13. Chris Harris (Gloucester) – 24 caps
12. James Lang (Harlequins) – 5 caps
11. Duhan van der Merwe (Edinburgh) – 6 caps
10. Finn Russell VICE CAPTAIN (Racing 92) – 52
9. Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors) – 38 caps
1. Rory Sutherland (Edinburgh) – 12 caps
2. George Turner (Glasgow Warriors) – 13 caps
3. Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors) – 35 caps
4. Scott Cummings (Glasgow Warriors) – 18 caps
5. Jonny Gray VICE CAPTAIN (Exeter Chiefs) – 62
6. Blade Thomson (Scarlets) – 9 caps
7. Hamish Watson (Edinburgh – 37 caps
8. Matt Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors) – 10 caps
16. David Cherry (Edinburgh) – 1 cap
17. Oli Kebble (Glasgow Warriors) – 6 caps
18. WP Nel (Edinburgh) – 41 caps
19. Richie Gray (Glasgow Warriors) – 66 caps
20. Gary Graham (Newcastle Falcons) – 3 caps
21. Scott Steele (Harlequins) – 2 caps
22. Jaco van der Walt (Edinburgh) – 1 cap
23. Huw Jones (Glasgow Warriors) – 27 caps