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Gray brothers in harness for Scotland RU

The Gray brothers, Richie and Jonny, were named on Thursday in Scotland’s second row for Saturday’s rugby Test against Argentina in Edinburgh.

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Head coach Vern Cotter handed a second start and sixth cap overall to 20-year-old Jonny, while 25-year-old Richie, a British and Irish Lion, will win his 40th cap.

Gray is not the only rising talent brought into the picture for the first of three November matches for the Scots, with 21-year-old Glasgow Warrior Mark Bennett set to win his first cap at outside centre.

Bennett has been tipped for stardom for some time and Cotter got to know and appreciate him well when the player spent a year at French side Clermont where the New Zealander was the coach.

“We have several performance-related themes, and have looked for people who have the ability to control games, take initiative, can pick up the ball and run with it, who like physical confrontation and can keep the ball alive,” Cotter said.

“Patience and working hard is what you want from your players.”

The Gray brothers are joined in the pack by a tried and trusted front-row trio of Alasdair Dickinson, Ross Ford and Euan Murray, who share a total of 173 caps going into the game.

In the backs, all but one player – captain Greig Laidlaw – are with Glasgow, with Finn Russell the half-back partner at stand-off, and Alex Dunbar starting alongside Bennett in midfield.

An exciting back-three completes the side, with Stuart Hogg, Sean Maitland and Tommy Seymour providing plenty of firepower.

The Scotland team to play Argentina in an international Test match in Edinburgh on Saturday:-

Scotland (15-1)

Stuart Hogg; Sean Maitland, Mark Bennett, Alex Dunbar, Tommy Seymour; Finn Russell, Greig Laidlaw (capt); Adam Ashe, Blair Cowan, Rob Harley; Jonny Gray, Richie Gray; Euan Murray, Ross Ford, Alasdair Dickinson.

Replacements: Scott Lawson, Gordon Reid, Geoff Cross), Tim Swinson, Alasdair Strokosch, Henry Pyrgos, Duncan Weir, Sean Lamont.

The Gray brothers, Richie and Jonny, were named on Thursday in Scotland’s second row for Saturday’s rugby Test against Argentina in Edinburgh.

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Head coach Vern Cotter handed a second start and sixth cap overall to 20-year-old Jonny, while 25-year-old Richie, a British and Irish Lion, will win his 40th cap.

Gray is not the only rising talent brought into the picture for the first of three November matches for the Scots, with 21-year-old Glasgow Warrior Mark Bennett set to win his first cap at outside centre.

Bennett has been tipped for stardom for some time and Cotter got to know and appreciate him well when the player spent a year at French side Clermont where the New Zealander was the coach.

“We have several performance-related themes, and have looked for people who have the ability to control games, take initiative, can pick up the ball and run with it, who like physical confrontation and can keep the ball alive,” Cotter said.

“Patience and working hard is what you want from your players.”

The Gray brothers are joined in the pack by a tried and trusted front-row trio of Alasdair Dickinson, Ross Ford and Euan Murray, who share a total of 173 caps going into the game.

In the backs, all but one player – captain Greig Laidlaw – are with Glasgow, with Finn Russell the half-back partner at stand-off, and Alex Dunbar starting alongside Bennett in midfield.

An exciting back-three completes the side, with Stuart Hogg, Sean Maitland and Tommy Seymour providing plenty of firepower.

The Scotland team to play Argentina in an international Test match in Edinburgh on Saturday:-

Scotland (15-1)

Stuart Hogg; Sean Maitland, Mark Bennett, Alex Dunbar, Tommy Seymour; Finn Russell, Greig Laidlaw (capt); Adam Ashe, Blair Cowan, Rob Harley; Jonny Gray, Richie Gray; Euan Murray, Ross Ford, Alasdair Dickinson.

Replacements: Scott Lawson, Gordon Reid, Geoff Cross), Tim Swinson, Alasdair Strokosch, Henry Pyrgos, Duncan Weir, Sean Lamont.