Paterson Poised To Start For Scotland

Paterson Poised To Start For Scotland

Edinburgh full-back Chris Paterson has been handed Scotland’s number 15 jersey for Saturday’s RBS 6 Nations match against Ireland at Murrayfield (kick off 5pm) and will win his 94th cap.After our longest serving player, Allan Jacobsen was ruled out through injury, former Edinburgh prop Alasdair Dickinson will start at loosehead for the game.Edinburgh captain Mike Blair will continue to lead the national side from scrum half alongside club team-mates Phil Godman (stand-off) and Ross Ford (hooker) in the starting line-up.Remember when the 6 Nations ends, the drama will continue at the home of Scottish Rugby when_Paterson and co_resume Magners League duties against Connacht on Friday 27 March (kick off 7.30pm). Come and watch top-class action at a great value price by calling 0131 346 5180 and reserving your place at the country’s biggest stadium.Paterson said: Im delighted to be back starting again for Scotland. Hugo has been playing fantastically well for both Edinburgh and Scotland and the competition for places throughout the squad has been really good.Im going to approach this game in the same way Ive approached all of the 6 Nations games and hopefully I can make an impact.Lock Jim Hamilton may feature in the second row as could former Edinburgh forward Nathan Hines and national head coach Frank Hadden will make that decision closer to the game.Scotland team (sponsor Murray) to play Ireland in the RBS 6 Nations Championship at Murrayfield on Saturday 14 March (kick-off 5pm)_15 Chris Paterson (Edinburgh)_14 Simon Danielli (Ulster)13 Max Evans (Glasgow Warriors)12 Graeme Morrison (Glasgow Warriors)11 Thom Evans (Glasgow Warriors)_10 Phil Godman (Edinburgh)9 Mike Blair (Edinburgh) CAPTAIN_1 Alasdair Dickinson (Gloucester)2 Ross Ford (Edinburgh)3 Euan Murray (Northampton Saints)Locks from Jim Hamilton (Edinburgh), Nathan Hines (Perpignan), Alastair Kellock (Glasgow Warriors and Jason White (Sale Sharks)6 Alasdair Strokosch (Gloucester)8 Simon Taylor (Stade Francais)7 John Barclay (Glasgow Warriors)_Substitutes_16 Dougie Hall (Glasgow Warriors)17 Moray Low (Glasgow Warriors)18 TBC19 Scott Gray (Northampton Saints)20 Chris Cusiter (Perpignan)21 TBC22 Hugo Southwell (Edinburgh)

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