RWC19: Maitland to face Samoa
Sean Maitland has been named in Scotland’s starting XV to face Samoa on Monday.
After Samoa, Scotland still have Japan and Russia to play in Pool A.
The Saracens winger started the Scots’ opening Rugby World Cup match where they experienced defeat against Ireland.
Pool A was thrown wide open on Saturday by hosts Japan who defeated the Irish 19-12 meaning Scotland’s clash with Samoa is crucial if they are to qualify for the quarter-finals.
Gregor Townsend’s side have to win to keep themselves in the shake-up for the knockout spots – and the head coach has made five changes to his team after the bruising opening loss to Ireland.
One of those changes sees Duncan Taylor switch to the 23 jersey.