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Fife to start for Scotland vs. Wales at Six Nations

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The Canadian Press
3/13/2014 10:01:55 AM
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GLASGOW -- Dougie Fife will win his first cap against Wales in the Six Nations as Scotland made three changes to its starting XV for Saturday's game at the Millennium Stadium.

The 23-year-old Edinburgh winger replaced the injured Tommy Seymour on the right flank, who has not recovered from an ankle injury. Max Evans came in for Sean Lamont on the opposite wing.

"I'm absolutely delighted and can't wait. The Millennium Stadium with the roof closed, I don't think it could be much better to be honest," said Fife.

He will become the second new cap of Scotland's campaign after Chris Fusaro also made his debut in this year's tournament.

"He's been ear-marked by us for a while, we've been following him for the last 12 months, and he's got his reward now," said Scotland head coach Scott Johnson. "We like Dougie's size and his competitive edge. He chases everything, which I like, and he has shown really good glimpses playing for Edinburgh this season."

Johnson had already announced that injured flanker Johnnie Beattie would be replaced by Ryan Wilson.

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Scotland: Stuart Hogg, Dougie Fife, Alex Dunbar, Matt Scott, Max Evans, Duncan Weir, Greig Laidlaw, Ryan Grant, Scott Lawson, Geoff Cross, Richie Gray, Jim Hamilton, Ryan Wilson, Kelly Brown, David Denton. Reserves: Ross Ford, Alasdair Dickinson, Euan Murray, Tim Swinson, Alasdair Strokosch, Chris Cusiter, Duncan Taylor, Jack Cuthbert.

Dougie Fife (Photo: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

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(Photo: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
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