Scotland coach Matt Williams has made two changes for Saturday’s RBS Six Nations match against Italy in Rome
Scotland coach Matt Williams has made two changes for Saturday’s RBS Six Nations match against Italy in Rome with Allan Jacobsen and Allister Hogg coming into the side for injured prop Tom
back-row forward Cameron Mather.
This will be Jacobsen’s first start in a Six Nations match but Hogg
played in the 23-10 defeat game Wales last month and came on as a 60th minute replacement for Mather in Murrayfield last time out against England.
Coach Williams has no fears whatsover about the changes, ” Allan Jacobsen is a very fine player, a good ball player and I believe he will do his country proud.”
“Cameron (Mather) and Tom (Smith) are continuing to have treatment for their injuries, they’re just not quite for this match but we’re hopeful that they’ll be back to us later in the tournament.”
Jon Petrie comes onto the bench ahead of Simon Cross and Scott Gray, and Derrick Lee is promoted to the 22.
Scotland: Ben Hinshelwood (Worcester); Simon Danielli
Philip (Edinburgh), Brendan Laney (Edinburgh), Simon Webster
Chris Paterson capt (Edinburgh) , Chris Cusiter (Borders); Simon
(Edinburgh), Jason White (Sale), Allister Hogg (Edinburgh), Stuart
(Newcastle), Scott Murray (Edinburgh), Bruce Douglas (Borders),
(Glasgow), Allan Jacobsen (Edinburgh).
Replacements: Gavin Kerr (Leeds), Robert Russell (Saracens),
(Edinburgh), Jon Petrie (Glasgow), Mike Blair (Edinburgh), Andrew
(Glasgow), Derrick Lee (Edinburgh).
Italy: Andrea Masi; Gonzalo Canale, Cristian Stoica,
Dallan, Denis Dallan; Roland De Marigny, Paul Griffen; Sergio
Persico, Andrea De Rossi capt; Marco Bortolami, Santiago Dellape;
Castrogiovanni, Fabio Ongaro, Andrea Lo Cicero
Replacements: Carlo Festuccia, Salvatore Perugini, Carlo
Silvio Orlando, Simon Picone, Rima Wakarua, Nicola Mazzucato
Referee: Nigel Whitehouse (Wales)