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Laidlaw Ruled Out for Match Against Wales

Harry Francis

Harry Francis

08-Mar-2019

Greig Laidlaw and Replacement Ali Price

The Scottish rugby team will be facing Wales without their Captain Greig Laidlaw on Saturday as the two sides clash in the fourth round of the Six Nations tournament. The meeting, set to be held at the Murrayfield Stadium, will determine whether Wales are still in with a chance of making it a Grand Slam in 2019 and a win for Scotland could pull them up from fifth place in the table.

With Ali Price set to replace Greig Laidlaw on the pitch, Stuart McInally will step in as Captain with Finn Russell and Grant Gilchrist acting as Vice-Captains on the day. While Laidlaw may be disappointed to be kept off the pitch, he isn’t the only Scotland starter who has been left out in Saturday’s match.

Both Simon Berghan and Sam Johnson will be on the bench, as Finn Russell makes a return from a nasty head injury and WP Nel and Peter Horne are moved into different positions. Darcy Graham will make his first start for Scotland on Saturday and both Tommy Seymour and Jonny Gray will receive their 50th cap each.

With changes to the starting line-up and positional changes indicating a different tactical strategy, Scotland will be hoping to put a stop to Wales’ plan of a achieving a Grand Slam this year. Having only won one of their three matches thus far, Scotland must win against Wales if they want to have a chance of finishing in the top half of the table.

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After a stunning Six Nations win in 2018, Ireland will be hoping to defend the title this year. Having already beaten Italy and Scotland, Ireland stand a good chance of retaining the title despite losing to England in the first round but their success will depend on their performance against France and Wales in upcoming matches.

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