Boks wary of Scottish back 3

2014-06-24 14:20
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Cape Town - Springbok defence coach John McFarland says they have taken note of the dangerous back three of Scotland ahead of their Test in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

Scotland head into the Test on the back of three consecutive away wins - against Argentina (21-19), Canada (19-17) and America (24-6).

They also have a new coach in Vern Cotter, but it was in particular the performances of Stuart Hogg (fullback), Sean Maitland (wing) and Tommy Seymour (wing) that caught the eye of the Springbok management.

"We looked at their game against Argentina and they're on a good run with three consecutive victories. Their back three are very strong. Hogg, Maitland and Seymour are currently playing good rugby and definitely pose a threat," McFarland told Die Burger's website.

Kick-off for Saturday's clash at the Nelson Mandela bay Stadium is scheduled for 17:00.

Scotland squad:

Forwards: Kevin Bryce, Geoff Cross, David Denton, Alasdair Dickinson, Ross Ford, Chris Fusaro, Grant Gilchrist, Jonny Gray, Rob Harley, Moray Low, Pat MacArthur, Gordon Reid, Tim Swinson, Jon Welsh, Euan Murray, Tyrone Holmes and Adam Ashe.

Backs: Alex Dunbar, Dougie Fife, Grayson Hart, Stuart Hogg, Peter Horne, Ruaridh Jackson, Sean Maitland, Peter Murchie, Henry Pyrgos, Tommy Seymour and Duncan Weir.

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