Rugby

Swinson out of Wallabies clash

2013-11-21 20:00
Tim Swinson (Getty Images)

Edinburgh - Lock Tim Swinson has been ruled out of the Scotland lineup to take on Australia in a Test match at Murrayfield on Saturday.

The Glasgow Warriors forward aggravated a chest injury sustained originally against Japan during training in Edinburgh on Wednesday.

His place in the starting line-up will go to Grant Gilchrist, the 23-year-old Edinburgh second-rower, who will win his fourth cap.

Gilchrist's place on the bench went to Jonny Gray, who won his first cap in the 28-0 loss to South Africa at Murrayfield last week.

But there was no place for Gray's brother, Richie, a British and Irish Lion after his faltering line-out display against the Springboks.

Later Thursday, Scotland confirmed their side after wing Tommy Seymour was passed fit after sustaining a leg injury last weekend.

One changed behind the scrum saw Duncan Weir preferred to Glasgow team-mate Ruaridh Jackson at fly-half, with Max Evans' ability to cover both centre and wing earning him a bench spot.

"The injuries we've experienced with four of our frontline backs sidelined during this series -- Stuart Hogg, Tim Visser, Alex Dunbar and Matt Scott - have meant that we've had to think long and hard about combinations and our bench this weekend," said Scotland's Australian coach Scott Johnson.

Teams:

Scotland:

15 Sean Maitland, 14 Tommy Seymour, 13 Nick de Luca, 12 Duncan Taylor, 11 Sean Lamont, 10 Duncan Weir, 9 Greig Laidlaw, 8 David Denton, 7 Kelly Brown (captain), 6 Johnnie Beattie, 5 Jim Hamilton, 4 Grant Gilchrist, 3 Moray Low, 2 Ross Ford, 1 Ryan Grant

Substitutes: 16 Pat MacArthur, 17 Alasdair Dickinson, 18 Euan Murray, 19 Jonny Gray, 20 Kieran Low, 21 Chris Cusiter, 22 Ruaridh Jackson, 23 Max Evans

Australia:

15 Israel Folau, 14 Joe Tomane, 13 Christian Leali'ifano, 12 Mike Harris, 11 Chris Feauai-Sautia, 10 Quade Cooper, 9 Will Genia, 8 Ben Mowen (captain), 7 Michael Hooper, 6 Scott Fardy, 5 James Horwill, 4 Rob Simmons, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Stephen Moore, 1 James Slipper

Replacements: 16 Saia Fainga'a, 17 Ben Alexander, 18 Pady Ryan, 19 Sitaleki Timani, 20 Ben McCalman, 21 Nic White, 22 Nick Phipps, 23 Bernard Foley


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