• Scotland drop Brown

    Scotland have made three changes to their starting XV for Saturday's Six Nations match against England at Murrayfield.

    There's a new cap at openside flanker where 24-year-old Chris Fusaro replaces Kelly Brown, who captained the team against Ireland last weekend. Scotland coach Scott Johnson said it had been a 'difficult' decision to omit Brown but that Fusaro's skills as a ball-winner on the deck had been key in the selectors' deliberations.

    Tommy Seymour will enjoy his first Six Nations experience as he comes in for his injured Glasgow team-mate Sean Maitland on the wing, while Matt Scott, the Edinburgh centre, is promoted from the bench with Duncan Taylor now among the substitutes.

    Two other amendments on the bench see the experienced hooker Scott Lawson given the nod over Pat MacArthur and the younger of the Gray siblings, Jonny, preferred to Richie.

    Greig Laidlaw resumes the role of captaincy that he has now undertaken on three occasions, twice against South Africa and once against Italy.

    Scotland – 15 Stuart Hogg, 14 Tommy Seymour, 13 Alex Dunbar, 12 Matt Scott, 11 Sean Lamont, 10 Duncan Weir, 9 Greig Laidlaw (c) 8 David Denton, 7 Chris Fusaro, 6 Ryan Wilson, 5 Jim Hamilton, 4 Tim Swinson, 3 Moray Low, 2 Ross Ford, 1 Ryan Grant.
    Subs: 16 Scott Lawson, 17 Alasdair Dickinson, 18 Geoff Cross, 19 Jonny Gray, 20 Johnnie Beattie, 21 Chris Cusiter, 22 Duncan Taylor, 23 Max Evans.

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