Lamont voted in for big brother

Scotland have kept it in the family with the one enforced change from the team which lost to New Zealand for Saturday’s visit of world champions South Africa.

Scotland have kept it in the family with the one enforced change from the team which lost to New Zealand for Saturday’s visit of world champions South Africa.

Sean Lamont, who is set to miss the rest of the autumn internationals with a hamstring injury, will be replaced on the left wing by brother Rory.

This will be the younger Lamont’s 18th cap and his first since suffering a nasty facial injury when he clashed with Iain Balshaw’s knee during last year’s Calcutta Cup match.

Elsewhere, coach Frank Hadden has opted to keep faith in the exactly the same starting XV and bench as last week.

However, with second-rows Jim Hamilton and Nathan Hines both missing training yesterday, having picked up ankle and wrist injuries respectively at the weekend, Hadden has decided to keep Gloucester’s Alasdair Strokosch with the squad this week as back-up.

Thom Evans also missed training yesterday with a stiff neck, so Simon Webster is remaining with the squad as a precaution.

Simon Taylor, who was initially selected for the New Zealand match at number eight, before succumbing to a calf injury, does not feature in the squad.

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