Parks Returns For Irish Test

Dan Parks is restored to stand off as the only change in the Scotland starting XV for Saturday's RBS 6 Nations Championship match against Ireland at Murrayfield. Parks will be winning his 29th cap and replaces Phil Godman. On the bench Rory Lamont returns instead of Nikki Walker. Scotland head coach Frank Hadden said: "We've chosen Dan at stand-off as we feel he has the right qualities for this game. Rory Lamont has been preferred on the bench as he provides greater cover.”

Dan Parks is restored to stand off as the only change in the Scotland starting XV for Saturday’s RBS 6 Nations Championship match against Ireland at Murrayfield. Parks will be winning his 29th cap and replaces Phil Godman. On the bench Rory Lamont returns instead of Nikki Walker.

Scotland head coach Frank Hadden said: “We’ve chosen Dan at stand-off as we feel he has the right qualities for this game. Rory Lamont has been preferred on the bench as he provides greater cover.”

He went on: “We firmly believe we are capable of upsetting the form book and beating a very good Irish side. Nobody would enjoy that scenario more than Scott Murray who will set a new Scottish cap record on Saturday.”

Scotland team (sponsor The Famous Grouse) to play Ireland in the RBS 6 Nations Championship

Murrayfield on Saturday 10 March, kick-off 1.30pm.

15 Hugo Southwell (Edinburgh Rugby)

14 Sean Lamont (Northampton Saints)
13 Marcus Di Rollo (Edinburgh Rugby)
12 Rob Dewey (Edinburgh Rugby)
11 Chris Paterson (Edinburgh Rugby) CAPTAIN

10 Dan Parks (Glasgow Warriors)
9 Chris Cusiter (Border Reivers)*

1 Gavin Kerr (Border Reivers)
2 Dougie Hall (Edinburgh Rugby)
3 Euan Murray (Glasgow Warriors)*
4 Nathan Hines (Perpignan)
5 Scott Murray (Edinburgh Rugby)
6 Simon Taylor (Edinburgh Rugby)*
8 David Callam (Edinburgh Rugby)*
7 Kelly Brown (Border Reivers)*

Substitutes

16 Ross Ford (Border Reivers)*
17 Allan Jacobsen (Edinburgh Rugby)
18 Jim Hamilton (Leicester Tigers)
19 Allister Hogg (Edinburgh Rugby)*
20 Rory Lawson (Gloucester)
21 Andrew Henderson (Glasgow Warriors)
22 Rory Lamont (Glasgow Warriors)

* = Member of Scottish Institute of Sport
Referee: Dave Pearson (England). Touch judges: Nigel Owens and Tim Hayes (both Wales). TMO: Hugh Watkins (Wales)