Scotland make two changes to face Ireland
By the editorial staff Published 2 hours ago , Update just now Jonny Gray takes…
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Jonny Gray takes his place alongside his brother in the cage, replacing suspended Grant Gilchrist. ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT / AFP
Opposed to the Irish on Sunday (4 p.m.), the XV du Chardon leaves with thirteen of the fifteen men who lost in France in the last match.
Beat Ireland for the first time at Murrayfield since 2017. The challenge is daunting, but Scotland have reason to believe in it. Sunday at 4 p.m., Gregor Townsend decided to renew the same men as during the defeat in France at the end of Februarywith two exceptions. Excluded against the Blues, the second line Grant Gilchrist is replaced by Jonny Gray, who takes his place in the cage alongside his brother, Richie Gray.
Change also in the third line: Jack Dempsey takes the place of Hamish Watson. The first tenure with his new selection for the 28-year-old former Wallaby, who played in the 2019 World Cup with Australia, before defending the colors of XV du Thistle since last October.
100th selection for Hogg
The rest is classic. The Ben White-Finn Russell hinge is renewed, as are Stuart Hogg, who will honor his 100th cap at the back, and the inevitable Duhan van der Merwe on the wing.
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