All change for Robinson

Change has become a by-word for coach Andy Robinson’s starting line-ups with the last five matches producing the following alterations: 8, 7, 5, 11 and 8.

Even allowing for two retirals after the World Cup and a quick fixture turn-around on one occasion that is some upheaval and Euan Murray is unavailable to play Wales on religious grounds.

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Much time will surely be spent this week familiarising Greig Laidlaw and Chris Cusiter as a half-back pairing and by all accounts there were strong claimants in the Scotland A team which routed England Saxons 35-0 led by full back Stuart Hogg.