Springboks

Scotland pick side for PE Test

2014-06-26 15:08
Vern Cotter (AFP)

Port Elizabeth - Scottish coach Vern Cotter has made four changes for Saturday's Test against South Africa from the side that beat Argentina in Cordoba last week.

Henry Pyrgos will start at scrumhalf in Port Elizabeth in place of Grayson Hart, while Tim Swinson and Chris Fusaro start in the pack and 20-year-old Glasgow Warriors No 8  Adam Ashe makes his Test debut.

"He is a talented player and the reports of his form in New Zealand have been very positive," said recently installed Cotter, who is hoping to continue his 100 percent winning record with Scotland.

"He's trained well with us and looked sharp. He is a specialist No 8 and this is a golden opportunity for him."

Under Cotter's tenure the Scots have beaten the United States, Canada and Argentina.

But his men face a tough test against a South Africa side coming off the back of a two-nil Test sweep against Wales.

"I've always regarded playing South Africa in South Africa as the benchmark. It's a massive challenge and it gives our boys an opportunity to lift their level," said Cotter.

"If we can make accurate choices in the way we play and impose our form of rugby then I think that will be a shift in the right direction."

Teams

South Africa

15 Willie le Roux, 14 Cornal Hendricks, 13 JP Pietersen, 12 Jan Serfontein, 11 Lwazi Mvovo, 10 Handré Pollard, 9 Fourie du Preez, 8 Duane Vermeulen, 7 Schalk Burger, 6 Marcel Coetzee, 5 Victor Matfield (captain), 4 Lood de Jager, 3 Jannie du Plessis, 2 Bismarck du Plessis, 1 Coenie Oosthuizen

Substitutes: 16 Adriaan Strauss, 17 Trevor Nyakane, 18 Marcel van der Merwe, 19 Stephan Lewies, 20 Oupa Mohoje, 21 Francois Hougaard, 22 Marnitz Boshoff, 23 Zane Kirchner

Scotland

15 Stuart Hogg, 14 Sean Maitland, 13 Nick De Luca, 12 Peter Horne, 11 Tommy Seymour, 10 Duncan Weir, 9 Henry Pyrgos, 8 Adam Ashe, 7 Chris Fusaro, 6 Robert Harley, 5 Grant Gilchrist (captain), 4 Tim Swinson, 3 Geoff Cross, 2 Ross Ford, 1 Alasdair Dickinson

Substitutes: 16 Kevin Bryce, 17 Moray Low, 18 Euan Murray, 19 Jonny Gray, 20 Tyrone Holmes, 21 Grayson Hart, 22 Dougie Fife, 23 Peter Murchie

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