Scotland squad named for opening RBS 6 Nations Championship match
28 January 2008 18:34
Head coach Frank Hadden has today named the following 23 players from which the team to play France in Sunday's opening match of the RBS 6 Nations Championship at Murrayfield will be selected.
Hadden has opted for 23 players rather than his usual 24 at this stage as he wishes an additional back to be involved with Scotland A as they prepare for their match with Italy A away on Sunday.
The Scotland players gathered today and only captain Jason White did not train. Scotland team doctor James Robson said: "Jason took a bang on his leg playing for his club on Friday night. It's a similar injury to that which he sustained before the World Cup and it took two to three days to settle on that occasion and we're anticipating the same sort of timescale this time."
The Scotland team (sponsor Murray) to play France will be announced at 10am on Wednesday.
Scotland squad v France in the RBS 6 Nations Championship on Sunday 3 February, kick-off 3pm:
John Barclay (Glasgow Warriors), Mike Blair (Edinburgh, Kelly Brown (Glasgow Warriors), Dave Callam (Edinburgh), Chris Cusiter (Perpignan), Nick De Luca and Ross Ford (both Edinburgh), Jim Hamilton (Leicester Tigers), Andrew Henderson (Glasgow Warriors), Nathan Hines (Perpignan), Allister Hogg, Allan Jacobsen and Gavin Kerr (all Edinburgh), Rory Lamont (Sale Sharks), Scott MacLeod (Llanelli Scarlets), Euan Murray (Northampton Saints), Dan Parks (Glasgow Warriors), Chris Paterson (Gloucester), Hugo Southwell (Edinburgh), Fergus Thomson (Glasgow Warriors), Nikki Walker (Ospreys), Simon Webster (Edinburgh), Jason White (Sale Sharks).
For further information please contact
Graham Law, Scottish Rugby Communications Department
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England flanker James Haskell insists he will be pushing as hard as possible to be back from a toe injury in time to make his case for a spot in Eddie Jones' side looking to defend their RBS 6 Nations title next year.