One change for Scotland as Taylor comes in for injured Scott


Scotland have made just one change from the team that lost their Six Nations opener to England for Saturday's clash with Wales.

Vern Cotter's men visit the Principality Stadium looking to bounce back having lost 15-9 to England in the Calcutta Cup last weekend.

And they will do so without centre Matt Scott, who misses out due to a quad injury, with Saracens' Duncan Taylor coming in at number 12.

Taylor's start will be just his fifth for Scotland, with nine of his previous Test appearances coming from the bench.

The only other alteration to the squad sees experienced Glasgow Warriors centre Sean Lamont named among the substitutes.

Lamont has 14 tries in 101 caps in his international career.

Cotter said: "This group have worked exceptionally hard this week to improve their accuracy under pressure after a frustrating opening game against England.

"We created opportunities that could have been capitalised upon, and converted into points.

"As a team we know we can perform better and believe we're capable of making improvements all over the park.

"We know that Wales in Cardiff will not be easy but our focus is on improving our attacking and defensive mindset."


Scotland team to face Wales: Stuart Hogg, Sean Maitland, Mark Bennett, Duncan Taylor, Tommy Seymour, Finn Russell, Greig Laidlaw; Alasdair Dickinson, Ross Ford, WP Nel, Richie Gray, Jonny Gray, John Barclay, John Hardie, David Denton.

Replacements: Stuart McInally, Gordon Reid, Zander Ferguson, Tim Swinson, Blair Cowan, Sam Hidalgo-Clyne, Duncan Weir, Sean Lamont.