No Scott Murray, but Stroker deservedly keeps his place. Interesting choices in the centres too. The shape of the bench suggests Hadden’s not expecting a festival of running rugby and means several players drop right out, including all our specialist open-sides. Good to see Rory Lawson get a shout though.
M Blair (captain)
Substitutes: F Thomson, A Dickinson, C Smith, J White, K Brown, R Lawson, D Parks.
The referee is Jonathan Kaplan, who almost screwed us out of the World Cup, and Mr Damasco the touch judge has already “distinguished” himself in the TMO box once this tournament. Oh deary deary me?