Tait and Burnell return for Scotland
October 22, 1999
Scotland coach Jim Telfer has recalled veteran centre Alan Tait and experienced prop Paul Burnell to his starting line-up for the World Cup quarter-final clash with New Zealand on Sunday.
Tait, returns after missing the quarter final play off in midweek while Burnell joins the first choice for the first time in the tournament, replacing George Graham in the front row.
Telfer confirmed that there are no injury worries in the squad as his team prepare for the clash against the overwhelming tournament favourites.
Scotland: Glen Metcalfe; Cameron Murray, Alan Tait, Jamie Mayer, Kenny Logan; Gregor Townsend, Gary Armstrong (capt); Gordon Simpson, Budge Pountney,
Martin Leslie, Scott Murray, Doddie Weir, Paul Burnell, Gordon Bulloch, Tom Smith.
Replacements: James McLaren, Duncan Hodge, Bryan Redpath, Cameron Mather, Stuart Grimes, George Graham, Rob Russell