Laidlaw To Lead Scotland A

Laidlaw To Lead Scotland A

Greig Laidlaw has been appointed captain of the Scotland A side selected to face Italy A in Biella on Friday evening (26 February, kick off 7pm UK time) and six other Edinburgh players, including Simon Webster, are in the starting line-up.After captaining Edinburgh at Munster, Laidlaw says he is thrilled with being handed the captaincy and wants to lead by example. Laidlaw said: Im delighted; Im looking forward to leading my country and hopefully contributing to a winning result. Ill be concentrating on speaking to the boys and encouraging them while also working hard on my own game and hopefully leading by example.Scotland A: Colin Gregor (Glasgow Warriors); Mark Robertson (Edinburgh), Alex Grove (Worcester Warriors), John Houston (Edinburgh), Simon Webster (Edinburgh); Ruaridh Jackson (Glasgow Warriors), Greig Laidlaw (captain, Edinburgh); Jon Welsh (Glasgow Warriors), Andrew Kelly (Edinburgh), Kyle Traynor (Edinburgh), Richie Gray (Glasgow Warriors), Scott MacLeod (Edinburgh), James Eddie (Glasgow Warriors), Scott Gray (Northampton Saints), Richie Vernon (Glasgow Warriors).Replacements: Fergus Thomson (Glasgow Warriors), Ed Kalman (Glasgow Warriors), Craig Hamilton (Edinburgh), Roddy Grant (Edinburgh), Mark McMillan (Glasgow Warriors), David Blair (Edinburgh), Peter Murchie (Glasgow Warriors)

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