Denton at 8 for Scotland

 Nov 14,2012
Written by: Editor

David Denton has been promoted to the Scotland starting line-up for their clash with South Africa on Saturday. 

Denton replaces the injured Ross Rennie in a re-jigged back-row, with captain Kelly Brown moving to openside flanker for the game at Murrayfield.

Euan Murray returns at tighthead in place of Geoff Cross, whilst the backline remains unchanged from last Sunday's loss to New Zealand.

Uncapped Glasgow back Peter Murchie is named amongst the replacements ahead of Max Evans, whilst John Barclay also returns to the match-day squad as a substitute after missing out last week.

Scotland: 15 Stuart Hogg, 14 Sean Lamont, 13 Nick De Luca, 12 Matt Scott, 11 Tim Visser, 10 Greig Laidlaw, 9 Mike Blair, 8 David Denton, 7 Kelly Brown (c), 6 Alasdair Strokosch, 5 Jim Hamilton, 4 Richie Gray, 3 Euan Murray, 2 Ross Ford, 1 Ryan Grant.
Replacements: 16 Dougie Hall, 17 Kyle Traynor, 18 Geoff Cross, 19 Alastair Kellock, 20 John Barclay, 21 Henry Pyrgos, 22 Ruaridh Jackson, 23 Peter Murchie.

Date: Saturday 16 November
Venue: Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh
Kick-off: 14:30 GMT (16:30 SA time)
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)
Assistant referees: John Lacey (Ireland), Christophe Berdos (France)
Television match official: Eric Gauzins (France)


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