Robinson Names His First Scotland Selection

Robinson Names His First Scotland Selection

Head coach Andy Robinson has named one new cap in the Scotland team to play Fiji in the Bank of Scotland Corporate Autumn Test at Murrayfield on Saturday. Alex Grove, the Worcester Warriors outside centre, who celebrates his 22nd birthday on St Andrew’s Day, will make his debut, while Robinson also lists Moray Low, 24, at tight-head prop to make his first international start and his first cap appearance at Murrayfield.  In all there are ten changes in personnel from the Scotland team that started their last international against England at Twickenham last March for Robinson’s first match as Scotland head coach having been appointed in June.Robinson said: “We have selected a side that’s full of power; that has the pace but also has the skill level to break down the Fijians. “Fiji are above us in the IRB rankings.  They are a very dangerous team to play against.  They are a very strong, powerful side who also hit very hard (in the tackle).  We have to match fire with fire.”   Scotland team (sponsor Murray) to play Fiji in the Bank of Scotland Corporate Autumn TestMurrayfield on Saturday 14 November (kick-off 2.30pm) 15 Rory Lamont (Toulon) 14 Sean Lamont (Scarlets) 13 Alex Grove (Worcester Warriors) new cap12 Graeme Morrison (Glasgow Warriors) 11 Simon Danielli (Ulster) 10 Phil Godman (Edinburgh) 9 Chris Cusiter (Glasgow Warriors) CAPTAIN 1 Allan Jacobsen (Edinburgh) 2 Ross Ford (Edinburgh) 3 Moray Low (Glasgow Warriors)4 Nathan Hines (Leinster) 5 Alastair Kellock (Glasgow Warriors) 6 Alasdair Strokosch (Gloucester) 8 Johnnie Beattie (Glasgow Warriors) 7 John Barclay (Glasgow Warriors) Substitutes 16 Dougie Hall (Glasgow Warriors) 17 Kyle Traynor (Edinburgh) 18 Jason White (Clermont Auvergne) 19 Richie Vernon (Glasgow Warriors) 20 Mike Blair (Edinburgh) 21 Chris Paterson (Edinburgh)22 Nick De Luca (Edinburgh) Officials Referee: Chris White (England). Touch-judges: Carlo Damasco (Italy) and Simon McDowell (Ireland). TMO: Guillio De Santis (Italy) Not considered through injuryBen Cairns, Alasdair Dickinson, Max Evans, Jim Hamilton, Ruaridh Jackson and Euan Murray Notes to editors Tickets are on sale now for the Bank of Scotland Corporate Autumn Tests: Saturday 14 November – Scotland v Fiji, Murrayfield, kick-off 2.30pmSaturday 21 November – Scotland v Australia, Murrayfield, kick-off 5.15pmSaturday 28 November – Scotland v Argentina, Murrayfield, kick-off 2.30pmAdult tickets for the Fiji game cost£10 and£20; concessions for under-18s and students are just£5 and£10.Adult tickets for the matches against Australia and Argentina cost£10,£20 and£40 with concessions for children and students at£5,£10 and£20.Tickets are on sale now via the 24 hour credit card hotline 0844 335 3933; through the Scottish Rugby website; or in person from the Scottish Rugby Ticket Centre, Murrayfield Stadium, which is open 9am-8pm, Monday to Friday this week. Please note a booking fee applies for all credit card transactions.  You can also buy your ticket through your local rugby club who will then receive 25% commission for any purchase.  You can find your closest rugby club by logging on to the Scottish Rugby website.Anyone buying an adult ticket at£20 or above (and the corresponding concessions) for the 2009 Bank of Scotland Corporate Autumn Tests will again have the opportunity to attend the Edinburgh v Glasgow Warriors Magners League derby at Murrayfield, part of the 1872 Cup, on 2 January 2010 (kick-off 3.05pm)

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