Scotland boss Gregor Townsend has made three changes for Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations match against Wales.


Having ended France’s Grand Slam hopes with a resounding success last Sunday at BT Murrayfield, Townsend had responded to the six-day turnaround between games by re-energising his pack for the trip to Cardiff.

Stuart McInally, a try scorer off the bench versus the French, will start in place of the now benched Fraser Brown at hooker, Sam Skinner comes in at lock for Scott Cunnings who drops to the bench while Magnus Bradbury takes over at No8 from the ill Nick Haining.

Matt Fagerson comes into the matchday squad to take the place among the replacements vacated by the promoted Bradbury.

Scotland boss Gregor Townsend said: “We set out this season to improve our consistency over a run of five tough games, something we have done well so far.

“We’ve stayed in the fight in every game, which is a credit to how hard the players have worked in training and during the Tests.

“It’s also been encouraging to see how well the players have grown together and have taken on board the input from new coaches, Steve (Tandy) and Pieter (de Villiers), who have done a great job in their first season with the team.


“We have huge respect for the Welsh team, who narrowly missed out on a World Cup final a few months ago. They are well-coached and have some outstanding players.

“It will be a fantastic occasion and one last opportunity to play to our potential in this championship.”

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