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Thursday, 9 March, 2000, 13:58 GMT
Logan axed for Wales clash

Logan: Scored a try in Dublin but has been well below his best
Scotland winger Kenny Logan has been dropped for the Six Nations clash against Wales.

The 27-year-old goal-kicking wingman has been a regular in the Scotland side for almost seven seasons.
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"Kenny has tremendous experience," said coach Ian McGeechan.

"He was very disappointed but that is what I would expect.

"He takes his Scotland role very seriously but we needed to try other combinations in the back three and some of the players we are bringing in will change the focus of our play."

The Wasps winger has finally lost his place after a series of under-par performnances in this year's championship.

Roman misery

His penalty misses against Italy in Rome contributed to Scotland's humilating defeat to the Six Nations newcomers.

He subsequently lost the kicking duties although he kept his place on the wing for the defeats against Ireland and France.

But he looked out-of-sorts and though he scored a fne solo try in Dublin, he failed to make a lasting impact in either game.

Coach Ian McGeehcan has decided instead to draft Glasgow Caledonian's Alan Bulloch and Craig Moir of Northampton into his 22-man squad.

Logan has played 48 times for his country since making his debut in Australia in 1992.

Also dropped is Bristol centre Jamie Mayer who started Saturday's game on the bench.

Scrum-half Bryan Redpath and hooker Robert Russell, who both missed Saturday's game through injury, are recalled.

Cammy Mather keeps his place in the squad even though Gordon Simpson has almost returned to full fitness.

Scotland squad:

Backs: A Bulloch (Glasgow Caledonians), D Hodge (Edinburgh Reivers), J Leslie (Newcastle, capt), J McLaren (Bourgoin), G Metcalfe (Glasgow Caledonians), C Moir (Northampton), A Nicol (Glasgow Caledonians), C Paterson (Edinburgh Reivers), B Redpath (Narbonne) G Townsend (Brive).

Forwards: S Brotherstone (Brive), S Grimes (Newcastle), D Hilton (Glasgow Caledonians), M Leslie (Edinburgh Reivers) C Mather (Edinburgh Reivers) S Murray (Saracens), B Pountney (Northampton), S Reid (Narbonne), R Russell (Saracens), T Smith (Brive), M Stewart (Northampton), D Weir (Newcastle).
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