Warriors Dominate Scotland Selection
Scotland head coach, Andy Robinson OBE, today named nine Glasgow Warriors players in his starting XV for Sunday’s RBS 6 Nations opener against France at Murrayfield.The Evans brothers, Thom and Max, will take the field together with Max pairing Graeme Morrison in midfield.Scotland head coach, Andy Robinson OBE, today named nine Glasgow Warriors players in his starting XV for Sunday’s RBS 6 Nations opener against France at Murrayfield.The Evans brothers, Thom and Max, will take the field together with Max pairing Graeme Morrison in midfield.Chris Cusiter will captain the team from scrum-half whilst Moray Low is named at tighthead prop. Alastair Kellock is handed his 21st cap in the second row.The Killer B’s back-row of Kelly Brown, John Barclay and Johnnie Beattie are also named.Uncapped lock Richie Gray is among the replacements and completes the Glasgow contingent bringing the total number of Warriors to ten.Scotland head coach Andy Robinson said: There has been improved competition for places since the Autumn Tests and selection has been based both on achievements within the autumn matches and on current form.France have a fantastic squad. The fact they defeated New Zealand in Dunedin last June illustrates that they can win and win well away from home.We are excited about the start of the Championship but we know that we have not won our first game in the competition since 2006, so all our focus is on making a winning start against France on Sunday.Scotland team (sponsor Murray) to play France in the RBS 6 Nations Championship at Murrayfield on Sunday 7 February (kick-off 3pm)15 Chris Paterson (Edinburgh)14 Thom Evans (Glasgow Warriors)13 Max Evans (Glasgow Warriors)12 Graeme Morrison (Glasgow Warriors)11 Sean Lamont (Scarlets) 10 Phil Godman (Edinburgh) 9 Chris Cusiter (Glasgow Warriors) CAPTAIN1 Alasdair Dickinson (Gloucester)2 Ross Ford (Edinburgh)3 Moray Low (Glasgow Warriors)4 Nathan Hines (Leinster)5 Alastair Kellock (Glasgow Warriors)6 Kelly Brown (Glasgow Warriors)7 John Barclay (Glasgow Warriors)8 Johnnie Beattie (Glasgow Warriors)Replacements 16 Scott Lawson (Gloucester)17 Allan Jacobsen (Edinburgh)18 Richie Gray (Glasgow Warriors)19 Alan MacDonald (Edinburgh)20 Rory Lawson (Gloucester)21 Alex Grove (Worcester Warriors)22 Hugo Southwell (Stade Francais)Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales). Touch-judges: Chris White (England) and Tim Hayes (Wales). Television match official: Geoff Hughes (England) RBS 6 NATIONS – SCOTLAND V FRANCEAbout 6,000 tickets remain to see Scotland take on France in the RBS 6 Nations Championship on Sunday 7 February at Murrayfield, kick-off 3pm. However, tickets are selling fast. Tickets can be purchased in person from the Scottish Rugby Ticket Centre, Roseburn Street, Edinburgh, Monday to Friday from 9am to 8pm and on Saturday from 10am to 5pm. Tickets may also be bought via the 24-hour hotline on 0844 335 3933 or online at www.scottishrugby.org There are no ticket sales on match day.