June International Tours

Scotland name three new caps for Samoa in SA

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Scotland have named three new caps in their team to play Samoa in Durban as part of the four-nation tournament with South Africa and Italy starting this weekend.

Edinburgh full-back Greig Tonks and Glasgow Warriors pair, centre Alex Dunbar and hooker Pat MacArthur, are the debutants.

The team shows five personnel changes and one positional from that beaten 23-16 by France last March in a final-round Six Nations match.

Fly-half Tom Heathcote and lock Alastair Kellock are the other inclusions while Sean Lamont moves from outside centre to the right wing.

Full-back Stuart Hogg and right-wing Sean Maitland are among those missing from the Paris team as they are touring Australia with the British and Irish Lions.

Lock Richie Gray, ruled out of the France Test because of an injury, is the third Scot in the touring party preparing for a three-Test series against the Wallabies.

Fly-half Duncan Weir and hooker Ross Ford were not included in the 31-strong touring party and lock Jim Hamilton drops to the bench for the Samoa Test.

Scotland have won seven of eight internationals against the Pacific islanders since they first met 22 years ago with the other ending in a 15-15 draw at Murrayfield.

Former world champions South Africa host Italy in the other Durban Test and there will be further double-headers on June 15 in Nelspruit and June 22 in Pretoria.

Scotland

Greig Tonks; Sean Lamont, Alex Dunbar, Matt Scott, Tim Visser; Tom Heathcote, Greig Laidlaw; Johnnie Beattie, Kelly Brown (capt), Alasdair Strokosch; Alastair Kellock, Grant Gilchrist; Euan Murray, Pat MacArthur, Ryan Grant

Replacements: Steven Lawrie, Alasdair Dickinson, Geoff Cross, Jim Hamilton, Ryan Wilson, Henry Pyrgos, Peter Horne, Duncan Taylor

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