Ross To Skipper Scotland A

Gordon Ross will captain Scotland A in the game against Italy A on Friday 23 February at McDiarmid Park in Perth (kick-off 7.30pm). The Castres stand-off will be partnered by Border Reivers scrum-half Rob Chrystie in the half-back positions.

Gordon Ross will captain Scotland A in the game against Italy A on Friday 23 February at McDiarmid Park in Perth (kick-off 7.30pm).
The Castres stand-off will be partnered by Border Reivers scrum-half Rob Chrystie in the half-back positions.

Northampton Saints fullback Robbie Kydd starts while Glasgow Warriors centre Graeme Morrison continues his return from injury alongside Ben MacDougall of Border Reivers.

Glasgow Warriors hooker Fergus Thomson is joined by team-mate Moray Low in the front row along with Ryan Grant of Border Reivers.
Former Warriors lock Andy Hall, who is now with Newport Gwent Dragons, will link up with ex-Border Reivers man Scott MacLeod.
Johnnie Beattie of Glasgow Warriors starts at No. 8 with team-mate Donnie Macfadyen and Edinburgh's Ali Strokosch at flanker.

Scotland A team to play Italy

McDiarmid Park, Friday 23 February, kick-off 7.30pm, is:

15 Robbie Kydd (Northampton Saints)

14 Simon Danielli (Border Reivers)
13 Graeme Morrison (Glasgow Warriors)
12 Ben MacDougall (Border Reivers)
11 Rory Lamont (Glasgow Warriors)
10 Gordon Ross (CAPTAIN, Castres)
9 Rob Chrystie (Border Reivers)
1 Ryan Grant (Border Reivers)**

2 Fergus Thomson (Glasgow Warriors)
3 Moray Low (Glasgow Warriors)**
4 Andy Hall (Newport Gwent Dragons)
5 Scott MacLeod (Llanelli Scarlets)
6 Ali Strokosch (Edinburgh Rugby)
7 Donnie Macfadyen (Glasgow Warriors)
8 Johnnie Beattie (Glasgow Warriors)

Substitutes:

16 Andrew Kelly (Edinburgh Rugby)
17 Ed Kalman (Border Reivers)
18 Mark Rennie (Bourgoin)
19 John Barclay (Glasgow Warriors)
20 Colin Gregor (Glasgow Warriors)
21 Calum MacRae (Border Reivers)
22 Ben Cairns (Edinburgh Rugby)
** = National Academy player

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