INTERNATIONAL WATCH: Reid & Tonks set for Fiji clash

22 June 2017

Gordon Reid and Greig Tonks are among the replacements for this Saturday’s Test match against Fiji in Suva (kick-off 3.30am BST).

The London Irish pair played their part in last weekend’s stunning 24-19 victory over the Wallabies in Sydney, a result that made it two wins out of two for new Head Coach Gregor Townsend.

“A lot of Fiji’s game is around their number five Leone Nakarawa, who we know very well,” said Townsend.

“You’ve got to make sure you defend well against them, you’ve got to make sure you have a line that’s uniform and that you get your tackles in. When they get unstructured play and the line isn’t uniform, that’s when they come alive.

“Their set-piece has improved a lot over the last few seasons. They’re very well coached and they are playing at home.

“They had a win against Italy last weekend. Italy tried to slow down the tempo at times, but that’s not what we’re looking to do.

“We’ll try to match the pace that they’ll be aiming to play at.”

Scotland team to play Fiji at the ANZ Stadium, Suva

Saturday (24 June, kick-off 2.30pm, 3.30am BST) – streamed live on

15. Ruaridh Jackson (Harlequins) – 30 caps

14. Damien Hoyland (Edinburgh Rugby) – 3 caps

13. Nick Grigg (Glasgow Warriors) – uncapped
12. Duncan Taylor (Saracens) – 20 caps
11. Tim Visser (Harlequins) – 32 caps

10. Peter Horne (Glasgow Warriors) – 24 caps

9. Henry Pyrgos (Glasgow Warriors) – 23 caps

1. Alex Allan (Glasgow Warriors) – 3 caps
2. Ross Ford (Edinburgh Rugby) – 109 caps
3. Willem Nel (Edinburgh Rugby) – 17 caps
4. Tim Swinson (Glasgow Warriors) – 31 caps
5. Jonny Gray (Glasgow Warriors) – 34 caps
6. John Barclay CAPTAIN (Scarlets) – 62 caps
7. John Hardie (Edinburgh Rugby) – 15 caps
8. Josh Strauss (Glasgow Warriors) – 13 caps


16. Fraser Brown (Glasgow Warriors) – 27 caps
17. Gordon Reid (Glasgow Warriors) – 26 caps
18. Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors) – 11 caps
19. Ben Toolis (Edinburgh Rugby) – 3 caps
20. Hamish Watson (Edinburgh Rugby) – 11 caps
21. Ryan Wilson (Glasgow Warriors) – 29 caps
22. Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors) – 7 caps
23. Greig Tonks (London Irish) – 7 caps

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