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Danielli wins start for Scotland against Argentina

Venue: Mar del Plata Date: Saturday, 19 June Kick-off: 1945 BST
Coverage: Live on BBC Two Scotland, BBC Sport website, Red Button and BBC Radio Scotland

Scotland winger Simon Danielli
Danielli will win his 26th Scotland cap in Mar del Plata

Scotland make one change for the second and final Test against Argentina in Mar del Plata on Saturday.

Following last weekend's 24-16 victory in Tucuman, winger Simon Danielli wins his 26th cap and replaces Nick de Luca, who drops to the bench.

The personnel change means a positional switch for Max Evans, who moves from the wing to outside centre.

Alastair Kellock will continue as skipper, while scrum-half Rory Lawson again starts ahead of Mike Blair.

All of Scotland's points in Tucuman came from the boot of in-form stand-off Dan Parks.

And head coach Andy Robinson hopes Danielli's try-scoring form with Ulster and his strength and pace will ensure Scotland capitalise on their possession and break down the home side's defence.

"Simon's coming in because of his ball-carrying ability," Robinson told BBC Scotland.

"It's a huge opportunity for him to prove that he's the number one winger for Scotland."

With Edinburgh centre De Luca among the replacements, Jim Thompson drops out of the squad, while Alasdair Dickinson has recovered from an abdominal upset to take Geoff Cross's place on the bench.


"Selection was a tough call for a number of players and, as management, we've expressed our admiration for the commitment of the entire squad to securing a win on Saturday," added Robinson on the Scottish Rugby website.

"It's a new game on Saturday. The scoreboard starts at 0-0 and the Pumas await."

Scrum-half Chris Cusiter has already returned to Scotland, having failed to shake off a knee injury.

Scotland: Hugo Southwell, Sean Lamont, Max Evans, Graeme Morrison, Simon Danielli, Dan Parks, Rory Lawson, Allan Jacobsen, Ross Ford, Moray Low, Jim Hamilton Alastair Kellock (capt), Kelly Brown, Johnnie Beattie, John Barclay.
Replacements: Scott Lawson, Alasdair Dickinson, Scott MacLeod, Alasdair Strokosch, Mike Blair, Phil Godman, Nick De Luca.

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