De Luca Set To Win First Scotland Cap

De Luca Set To Win First Scotland Cap

Edinburgh centre Nick De Luca is set to win his first Scotland cap in Sunday’s RBS 6 Nations match against France at Murrayfield after being handed the number 13 shirt by national coach Frank Hadden.After rejoining Edinburgh from Borders in the summer, the Dumfries-born back will receive a belated birthday gift after he turns 24 on Saturday and everyone associated with the club is thrilled with his elevation into the national team.Meanwhile, winger Simon Webster joins him in the back line_while the pack includes long-serving prop Allan Jacobsen, hooker Ross Ford and No8 David Callam.Front rower Gavin Kerr and full-back Hugo Southwell are named amongst the replacements for what promises to be an exciting spectacle at the home of Scottish Rugby.Scotland team to face France in the RBS 6 Nations at Murrayfield on Sunday, 3 February 200715 Rory Lamont (Sale Sharks); 14 Nikki Walker (Ospreys), 13 Nick De Luca (Edinburgh), 12 Andy Henderson (Glasgow Warriors), 11 Simon Webster (Edinburgh); 10 Dan Parks (Glasgow Warriors), 9 Mike Blair (Edinburgh); _1 Allan Jacobsen (Edinburgh); 2 Ross Ford (Edinburgh), 3 Euan Murray (Northampton Saints), 4 Nathan Hines (Perpignan) 5 Jim Hamilton (Leicester Tigers), 6 Jason White (Sale Sharks, CAPTAIN)7 John Barclay (Glasgow Warriors)8 David Callam (Edinburgh)Subs: 16 Fergus Thomson (Glasgow Warriors), 17 Gavin Kerr (Edinburgh), 18 Scott MacLeod (Llanelli Scarlets), 19 Kelly Brown (Glasgow Warriors), 20 Chris Cusiter (Perpignan), 21 Chris Paterson (Gloucester), 22 Hugo Southwell (Edinburgh)

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