Godman ready to get 'physical'

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Phil Godman, the Edinburgh stand-off who has taken the place of Dan Parks following the 21-15 defeat in Rosario, expects Scotland to beat Argentina in Buenos Aires today.

"I hope it will be very intense, very physical, a battle," Godman said. "We have to get good ball so we can seal the pace of the game. I am confident I can help the team achieve that goal."

The 26-year-old will win his ninth cap while the wing Chris Paterson will win his 88th, a Scottish record.

Argentina: B Stortoni (Glasgow); L Borges (Treviso), G Tiesi (Harlequins), F Contepomi (Leinster, capt), H Agulla (Hindu); F Todeschini (Montpellier), N Vergallo (Jockey Club Rosario); M Ayerza (Leicester), A Tejeda (Overmach Parma), S Gonzalez Bonarino (Capitolina), I Fernandez Lobbe

(Northampton), E Lozada (Toulon), M Durand (Champagnat), J Fernandez Lobbe (Sale), JM Leguizamon (London Irish). Replacements: P Gambarini (CASI), J Gomez (Leinster), J Stuart (CASI), A Galindo (Beziers), A Lalanne (SIC), F Martin Aramburu (Perpignan), F Serra (SIC).

Scotland: H Southwell; C Paterson, B Cairns (all Edinburgh), G Morrison (Glasgow), S Webster; P Godman, M Blair (capt); A Jacobsen, R Ford (all Edinburgh), E Murray (Northampton), M Mustchin (Edinburgh), S MacLeod (Scarlets), A Strokosch (Gloucester), J Barclay (Glasgow), A Hogg (Edinburgh). Replacements: D Hall (Glasgow), A Dickinson (Gloucester), A Kellock, K Brown (both Glasgow), R Lawson (Gloucester), D Parks (Glasgow), N De Luca (Edinburgh).

Referee: A Rolland (Ireland).

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