Scotland v Canada
Four changes for Scotland
PA Sport
November 18, 2008
Simon Taylor of Scotland passes the ball during the Scotland training session at the Stade du Suat de Loup on 4 October, 2007 in Paris.
Simon Taylor is fit again for Scotland © Getty Images

Scotland have been forced into four changes for Saturday's third and final autumn Test against Canada at Pittodrie.

Full-back Chris Paterson, wing Thom Evans and flanker Jason White have been omitted after suffering injuries in the weekend's 14-10 defeat to South Africa.

After missing that match and the previous Saturday's defeat to New Zealand, the fit again Simon Taylor replaces Allister Hogg at No.8. White's spot has been taken by Alasdair Strokosch.

Also drafted in are wings Simon Webster and Nikki Walker, with Rory Lamont switching to full-back. Max Evans is included in a senior Scotland 22 for the first time after being named on the bench.

Scotland head coach Frank Hadden said: "There is an element of freshening up the squad and it's also an opportunity to look at certain blends ahead of the Six Nations but, as ever, the selection is about winning the game."

Scotland: R Lamont; S Webster, B Cairns, N De Luca, N Walker; P Godman, M Blair (capt); A Jacobsen, R Ford, E Murray, N Hines, J Hamilton, A Strokosch, J Barclay, S Taylor.

Replacements: D Hall, A Dickinson, M Mustchin, S Gray, R Lawson, D Parks, M Evans.

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