23 May, 12:21
The Irish Rugby Supporters Club is delighted to announce that tickets for the GUINNESS Series 2013 will go on sale on ticketmaster.ie at 10am on Thursday, May 30.
Left wing Simon Webster, a replacement in last Saturday's 23-10 defeat to Wales, pushes out Andrew Henderson to win his third cap while the experienced Jason White comes in at blindside flanker for Allister Hogg. Henderson and Hogg are relegated to the bench.
White said he was delighted to have regained his place in the starting XV especially as after the retirement of Martin Leslie following the World Cup he was seen as being the automatic first choice in the position. "I wasn't surprised that I didn't start because you can never take it for granted but I was disappointed," said the 25-year-old, who will win his 34th cap on Saturday.
"Matt said that he saw my role as coming off the bench as an impact player but obviously I see myself as more than just that," added White, who was a member of the Scottish side that stunned England in the final match of the 2000 tournament and deprived them of the Grand Slam.
White said he was looking forward to taking on two of his Sale team-mates in centre Jason Robinson - scorer of three tries in the 50-9 mauling of Italy last Sunday - and Chris Jones, who will make his first start after scoring on his debut last Sunday.
"Jason's dangerous when he gets the ball, he's got such good feet and he's so strong," White continued.
"Chris is also a very good player in the fact that he's unorthodox, he's so tall and so explosive and he brings something different to the England side. It will be good fun on Saturday but for 80 minutes we won't be friends."
Scotland's Australian-born fullback Ben Hinshelwood said he believed that the Scots would put up a better performance than in the 23-10 defeat by Wales last Saturday. "England are the best team in the world so it is great to be playing them on our home turf," said Hinshelwood, whose father Sandy played 21 times for Scotland before emigrating to Australia.
"There's completely new systems and processes that Matt has implemented that will work but it's up to us to make sure we do them on the pitch.
"Unfortunately for the first half-hour or 40 minutes we didn't really settle into them last week. But we've worked on them this week and each game will be a step up from the last game and we're looking for an improved performance," added Hinshelwood, who wins his 11th cap on Saturday.
Scotland: Ben Hinshelwood (Worcester/ENG); Simon Danielli (Bath/ENG), Tom Philip (Edinburgh), Brendan Laney (Edinburgh), Simon Webster (Edinburgh); Chris Paterson (Edinburghn capt, Chris Cusiter (The Borders); Simon Taylor (Edinburgh), Cameron Mather (Glasgow), Jason White (Sale Sharks/ENG); Stuart Grimes (Newcastle Falcons/ENG), Scott Murray (Edinburgh); Bruce Douglas (The Borders), Gordon Bulloch (Glasgow), Tom Smith (Northampton Saints/ENG) Replacements: Robert Russell (Saracens/ENG), Gavin Kerr (Leeds Tykes/ENG), Nathan Hines (Edinburgh), Allister Hogg (Edinburgh), Mike Blair (Edinburgh), Dan Parks (Glasgow), Andrew Henderson (Glasgow)