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Six Nations - Duncan Taylor starts for Scotland against Wales

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Scotland have made one change ahead of their RBS Six Nations fixture with Wales in Cardiff.

Saracens star Duncan Taylor comes into Vern Cotter's starting XV for the injured Matt Scott, but the rest remains unchanged from last weekend's narrow 15-9 defeat to England at Murrayfield. Glasgow veteran Sean Lamont has been named on the bench, taking Taylor's spot, in the only other difference to the matchday 23.

Head coach Vern Cotter said: "This group have worked exceptionally hard this week to improve their accuracy under pressure after a frustrating opening game against England.

"We created opportunities that could have been capitalised upon, and converted into points. As a team we know we can perform better and believe we're capable of making improvements all over the park.

"We know that Wales in Cardiff will not be easy but our focus is on improving our attacking and defensive mindset."

Wales, meanwhile, have been boosted by the news that Dan Biggar is fit to start at the Millennium Stadium. Both sides are searching for their first win of the tournament; Warren Gatland's side drew their opening match against Ireland in Dublin.

Scotland (to face Wales): Hogg, Maitland, Bennett, Taylor, Seymour, Russell, Laidlaw (C); Dickinson, Ford, Nel, R. Gray, J. Gray, Barclay, Hardie, Denton.

Replacements: McInally, Reid, Fagerson, Swinson, Cowan, Hidalgo-Clyne, Weir, Lamont.