Scotland Re-Jig Back Division For Italy Clash

Scotland have reshaped their back division for tomorrow's RBS 6 Nations Championship match against Italy in Rome in light of the ankle injury which forced the withdrawal of wing Nikki Walker yesterday. Dan Parks will now start at stand-off with Chris Paterson moving to the left-wing. Andrew Henderson, the 52-times capped Glasgow Warriors centre, is drafted on to the bench.

Scotland have reshaped their back division for tomorrow's RBS 6 Nations Championship match against Italy in Rome in light of the ankle injury which forced the withdrawal of wing Nikki Walker yesterday.

Dan Parks will now start at stand-off with Chris Paterson moving to the left-wing. Andrew Henderson, the 52-times capped Glasgow Warriors centre, is drafted on to the bench.

Scotland coach Frank Hadden said: "It's somewhat typical of the ill-luck we've had with injuries since the World Cup that we've lost Nikki Walker for our final match of the Championship.

But we've made the changes with a view to giving us the best possible chance of victory tomorrow."

Scotland team (sponsor Murray) to play Italy in the RBS 6 Nations Championship tomorrow (Saturday 15 March) at the Stadio Flaminio, Rome, kick-off 2pm Italian time (1pm GMT)

15 Hugo Southwell (Edinburgh Rugby)


14 Simon Danielli (Ulster)
13 Simon Webster (Edinburgh Rugby)
12 Graeme Morrison (Glasgow Warriors)
11 Chris Paterson (Gloucester)

10 Dan Parks (Glasgow Warriors)
9 Mike Blair (Edinburgh) CAPTAIN

1 Allan Jacobsen (Edinburgh)
2 Fergus Thomson (Glasgow Warriors)
3 Euan Murray (Northampton Saints)
4 Nathan Hines (Perpignan)
5 Scott MacLeod (Llanelli Scarlets)
6 Alasdair Strokosch (Gloucester)
8 Simon Taylor (Stade Francais)
7 Allister Hogg (Edinburgh)

Substitutes

16 Scott Lawson (Sale Sharks)
17 Alasdair Dickinson (Gloucester)
18 Craig Smith (Edinburgh)
19 Jason White (Sale Sharks)
20 Kelly Brown (Glasgow Warriors)
21 Rory Lawson (Gloucester)
22 Andrew Henderson (Glasgow Warriors)

Travelling with the squad: 23 Ben Cairns (Edinburgh) 24 John Barclay (Glasgow Warriors)