Andy Robinson overhauls Scotland squad

Andy Robinson
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Andy Robinson makes 14 changes ahead of Scotland's World Cup warm-up clash with Italy.

Scotland coach Andy Robinson has made 14 changes to his squad ahead of their World Cup warm-up clash with Italy on Saturday.

Glasgow skipper Alastair Kellock will captain the side, while centre Graeme Morrison is the only player to be retained from the team that beat Ireland 10-6 earlier this month.

The Test is Scotland’s final warm-up match before the team jets to New Zealand for September’s Rugby World Cup, and the last chance for players to impress Robinson.

“We have made 14 changes from the team that started against Ireland as we want to give those players who have been working very hard in training the opportunity to put that into practice in Saturday's Test match against Italy,” Robinson said.

“As ever, our aim is to improve on that last showing and I believe that Italy will prove ideal opponents ahead of our opening Rugby World Cup matches against Romania and Georgia.”

Robinson will name his final 30-man World Cup squad on August 22.