Johnson delays naming starting XV
March 12, 2014
Scotland celebrate Tommy Seymour's try against France ...but he remains a dount for the weekend finale © Getty Images
Scotland head coach Scott Johnson has delayed naming his side to face Wales because of injury concerns to Tommy Seymour and Max Evans. He has named 13 backs in the squad but will wait until Thursday before finalising the starting XV.
The only change in the pack sees Ryan Wilson restored to the back-row for the injured Johnnie Beattie.
"We're obviously already without Sean Lamont in the backs after the knee problem he picked up against France," said Johnson. "We've also got some concerns about our wingers, and we're going to wait until tomorrow to see how they are."
Backs: Chris Cusiter (Glasgow Warriors) Jack Cuthbert (Edinburgh) Alex Dunbar (Glasgow Warriors) Max Evans (Castres) Dougie Fife (Edinburgh Rugby) Stuart Hogg (Glasgow Warriors) Ruaridh Jackson (Glasgow Warriors) Lee Jones (Glasgow Warriors) Greig Laidlaw (Edinburgh Rugby) Matt Scott (Edinburgh Rugby) Duncan Taylor (Saracens) Richie Vernon (Glasgow Warriors) Duncan Weir (Glasgow Warriors)
Forwards Ryan Grant (Glasgow Warriors) Scott Lawson (Newcastle Falcons) Geoff Cross (Edinburgh Rugby) Richie Gray (Castres) Jim Hamilton (Montpellier) Ryan Wilson (Glasgow Warriors) Kelly Brown (Saracens) (capt) David Denton (Edinburgh Rugby) Replacements Ross Ford (Edinburgh Rugby) Alasdair Dickinson (Edinburgh Rugby) Euan Murray (Worcester Warriors) Tim Swinson (Glasgow Warriors) Alasdair Strokosch (Perpignan)
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