Finn Russell Rugby World Cup 2019: Scotland make five changes for Samoa

Finn Russell This is one interesting add-on.

Finn Russell Greg Laidlaw and Finn Russell

Scrum-half Greg Laidlaw and fly-half Finn Russell start together for the 35th time, equalling the Scottish record
Rugby World Cup 2019 Pool A: Scotland v Samoa
Venue:Misaki Stadium, KobeDate:Monday, 30 SeptemberKick-off:11:15 BST
Coverage:Full commentary on BBC Radio 5 live and Radio Scotland, plus text updates on the BBC Sport website and app

Scotland make five changes for Monday’s must-win World Cup meeting with Samoa.

A completely reshaped back-row has Magnus Bradbury at blindside flanker, Jamie Ritchie at openside and Blade Thomson at number eight.

John Barclay drops out of the match-day squad, with Ryan Wilson on the bench and Hamish Watson already home with a knee injury.

Chris Harris replaces Duncan Taylor at outside centre, with Darcy Graham in for Tommy Seymour on the right wing.

  • Samoa will see Scots as ‘wounded animal’ – Lamont
  • Scotland can’t ‘cry’ over Ireland loss – Barclay

Greig Laidlaw and Finn Russell will equal the record set by Roy Laidlaw and John Rutherford of 35 starts together at half-back.

Zander Fagerson, George Horne and Adam Hastings are added to the replacements after missing the dismal opening defeat to Ireland last weekend.

Ritchie also sat out of the 2

These modules are quite magnificent.

Read full article at the Original Source

Copyright for syndicated content belongs to the Linked Source