Robertson Returns For Churchill Cup Final

ImageMark Robertson has returned to the Scotland A starting line-up for the Barclays Churchill Cup Final at Chicago's Toyota Park on Saturday (kick off 8.05pm).

The winger, who made his Edinburgh debut in the final match of the 2007/2008 season at Llanelli Scarlets, has been selected by Scotland A head coach Rob Moffat with fellow Black and Red back Roland Reid.

Calum MacRae will wear the number 12 shirt while lock Fergus Pringle and openside flanker Alan MacDonald feature in the pack in what promises to be an exhilarating game.

Looking forward to the final, Moffat said: "We"ve taken a lot of positives from the first two games. The big challenge for us now is to raise the bar of performance once again and ultimately win the Churchill Cup. We know England are a big test for us because they"re strong and powerful up front and have some game breakers behind the scrum. But whilst we respect that, we are concentrating on our own game.


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Looking forward to the final, Moffat said: "We"ve taken a lot of positives from the first two games. The big challenge for us now is to raise the bar of performance once again and ultimately win the Churchill Cup.
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"We know England are a big test for us because they"re strong and powerful up front and have some game breakers behind the scrum. But whilst we respect that, we are concentrating on our own game.
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'the Churchill Cup final is a positive and exciting challenge for us and everyone connected with the Scotland "A" team is excited by the opportunity that lies ahead."
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Scotland "A" team to play England Saxons in the Barclays Churchill Cup final at Toyota Park, Chicago, on Saturday 21 June (kick-off 2pm)
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15 Steve Jones (Newcastle Falcons)
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14 Mark Robertson (Edinburgh)
13 Rob Dewey (Ulster)
12 Calum MacRae (Edinburgh)
11 Roland Reid (Edinburgh)
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10 Gordon Ross (Saracens)
9 Colin Gregor (Glasgow Warriors)
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1 Ed Kalman (Glasgow Warriors)
2 Fergus Thomson (Glasgow Warriors) CAPTAIN
3 David Young (Leicester Tigers)
4 Fergus Pringle (Edinburgh)
5 Dan Turner (Glasgow Warriors)
6 James Eddie (Glasgow Warriors)
7 Alan MacDonald (Edinburgh)
8 Stevie Swindall (Glasgow Warriors)
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Substitutes
16 Andrew Kelly (Edinburgh)
17 Stuart Corsar (Rotherham)
18 Jon Dunbar (Leeds Carnegie)
19 Scott Newlands (Edinburgh)
20 Mark McMillan (Wasps)
21 David Blair (Edinburgh)
22 Jim Thompson (Edinburgh)