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And while the 29-year-old, grandson of legendary commentator Bill McLaren, has been forced to play second fiddle behind both Blair and Chris Cusiter, Robinson says he is the right man to lead his side into battle against the World champions.
He said: “We’re delighted that Rory Lawson is fit. He had a hand injury last week and it was touch and go, and we’re delighted he’s prepared to captain the team as well.
“Leadership is important for us – he’s worked with me before at Scotland A, and I was delighted the way he captained the side there.
“He has real clear communication and a real understanding of how to play and that’s why I made him captain.”
Despite being overawed by the All Blacks’ power and pace in their record defeat at Murrayfield Robinson believes his team have the character to bounce back.
He said: “We were pretty down after the game, particularly the first couple of days. We were shocked about the way New Zealand played against us, the pace of the game and that the game was over by half-time.
“You’ve got be able to bounce back, and what is great is we have another opportunity to bounce back within seven days and the players understand that’s an opportunity they’ve got to take."
“They know how tough this game is going to be. It’s about getting back on the horse and showing what we can do.”