All change for Robinson

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Change has become a by-word for coach Andy Robinson’s starting line-ups with the last five matches producing the following alterations: 8, 7, 5, 11 and 8.

Even allowing for two retirals after the World Cup and a quick fixture turn-around on one occasion that is some upheaval and Euan Murray is unavailable to play Wales on religious grounds.

Much time will surely be spent this week familiarising Greig Laidlaw and Chris Cusiter as a half-back pairing and by all accounts there were strong claimants in the Scotland A team which routed England Saxons 35-0 led by full back Stuart Hogg.