Scotland forced into late change

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 11:02
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TEAM UPDATE: Head Coach Gregor Townsend has made an injury-enforced change to the Scotland team to face Australia at Murrayfield.

Glasgow Warriors centre Pete Horne -scorer of Scotland’s sixth try in the opening test win over Samoa – replaces Alex Dunbar, who failed to meet the requirements of the graduated return to play protocol for the concussion he sustained against New Zealand last weekend.

Uncapped Edinburgh Rugby centre Phil Burleigh comes into the match-day 23 for the first time to take Horne’s vacated place on the bench.

Scotland - revised: 15 Stuart Hogg, 14 Tommy Seymour, 13 Huw Jones, 12 Pete Horne, 11 Sean Maitland, 10 Finn Russell, 9 Ali Price, 8 Ryan Wilson, 7 Hamish Watson, 6 John Barclay (captain), 5 Jonny Gray, 4 Grant Gilchrist, 3 Simon Berghan, 2 Stuart McInally, 1 Darryl Marfo.
Replacements: 16 Fraser Brown, 17 Jamie Bhatti, 18 Zander Fagerson, 19 Ben Toolis, 20 Cornell du Preez, 21 Henry Pyrgos, 22 Phil Burleigh, 23 Byron McGuigan

Date: Saturday, November 25
Venue: Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Kick-off: 14.30 (14.30 GMT, 01.30 AEDT, Sunday, November 26)
Referee: Pascal Gaüzère (France)
Assistant referees: John Lacey (Ireland), David Wilkinson (Ireland)
TMO: Graham Hughes (England)