Scotland v Samoa teams

Scotland host Samoa at Pittodrie, Aberdeen, on Saturday with kick-off at 14:30 and live coverage on BBC Two Scotland.

Andy Robinson has made one forced change to the starting XV for Saturday’s third autumn Test with Samoa. Edinburgh second row Scott MacLeod is out with a rib injury so Richie Vernon will step in at number eight. Nathan Hines moves to the second row and loose-head prop Allan Jacobsen has been declared fit to win his 50th cap.

Toulouse’s Census Johnston comes in at tight-head prop for Samoa in place of Anthony Perenise.


Scotland: H Southwell (Stade Francais); N Walker (Ospreys), J Ansbro (Northampton), G Morrison (Glasgow Warriors), S Lamont (Scarlets); D Parks (Cardiff Blues), R Lawson (Gloucester); A Jacobsen (Edinburgh), R Ford (Edinburgh), E Murray (Northampton), N Hines (Leinster), R Gray (Glasgow Warriors), K Brown (Saracens), R Vernon (Glasgow Warriors), J Barclay (Glasgow Warriors).
Replacements: D Hall (Glasgow Warriors), M Low (Glasgow Warriors), J Hamilton (Gloucester), R Rennie (Edinburgh), M Blair (Edinburgh), Ruaridh Jackson (Glasgow Warriors), M Evans (Glasgow Warriors).

Samoa: P Williams, D Lemi, G Pisi, S Mapusua, A Tuilagi, T Lavea, K Fotualii; S Taulafo, M Schwalger (capt), C Johnston, F Lavea Levi, K Thompson, O Trevarinus, M Salavea, G Stowers.
Replacements: T Paulo, A Perenise, I Tekori, A Aiono, J Poluleuligaga, D Leo, F Otto.