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Scotland ring the changes

Scotland have made eight changes for their second World Cup Group D game against Tonga in Pretoria tomorrow: three in the backs and five among the forwards in a side picked specifically to meet the physical challenge posed by the Tongans.

Scott Hastings and Ian Jardine are restored at centre in place of Tony Stanger and Graham Shiel; scrum-half Derrick Patterson wins his second cap at the expense of Bryan Redpath - who was an ever-present during the Five Nations' Championship - while, as expected, David Hilton, Kenny Milne, Damian Cronin, Iain Morrison and Eric Peters are drafted back into the pack.

SCOTLAND (v Tonga, Pretoria, tomorrow): G Hastings (Watsonians, capt); C Joyner (Melrose), S Hastings (Watsonians), I Jardine (Stirling County), K Logan (Stirling County); C Chalmers (Melrose), D Patterson (West Hartlepool); D Hilton (Bath), K Milne (Heriots), P Wright (Boroughmuir), D Cronin (Bourges), D Weir, (Melrose), R Wainwright (West Hartlepool), E Peters (Bath), I Morrison (London Scottish). Replacements: C Glasgow (Heriots), G Shiel (Melrose), B Redpath (Melrose), J Richardson (Edinburgh Academicals), P Burnell (London Scottish), K McKenzie (Stirling County).