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Welsh back to face Wales in Six Nations

Friday, February 02, 2018

EDINBURGH - Scotland recalled prop Jon Welsh for his first test since the last World Cup as they named their team on Wednesday for the Six Nations opener against Wales in Cardiff on Sunday.

Injuries among the front rowers means a return for the 31-year-old for the first time since the 2015 World Cup.

At that tournament, Welsh was penalised for being offside to hand Australia a late penalty to win their quarter-final in a controversial decision World Rugby later said was wrong.

Welsh is among six changes to the side that beat Australia as Scotland seek to build on the momentum of three strong home performances in November when they defeated Samoa, almost upset world champions New Zealand and thrashed the Wallabies.

Scotland's 36-year-old hooker Scott Lawson, who has not played an international since 2014, provides cover on the bench in a further reflection of the selection crisis among the forwards for coach Gregor Townsend.

Fullback Stuart Hogg returns after missing the 53-24 win over Australia at Murrayfield, with Greig Laidlaw among the substitutes having not played for Scotland since the last Six Nations.

Chris Harris starts for the first time with Huw Jones being moved to inside centre to accommodate him.

"We've selected a squad that we believe can start the Six Nations with the intensity and speed required to win in Cardiff," Townsend told a news conference on Wednesday.

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