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Traynor On Bench For All Blacks Test

Published on 06th November 2012 by Tom Tainton

Prop included among replacements at Murrayfield


Kyle Traynor has been named among the replacements when Scotland take on world champions New Zealand at Murrayfield on Sunday (2.30pm KO).

The prop, who joined Bristol from Edinburgh in the summer, is set for his first international appearance since 2009.

Scotland have made five changes from the team that completed a 100% winning record in Australasia during the summer for their first match of the season.

Scotland head coach Andy Robinson said: “For our first game of the season we will really need to start well and keep the game simple.

“New Zealand are the world champions and they perform the basic skills, well, under the highest pressure.

“We need to step up from the summer tour and be ready to go toe to toe in a physical contest, just as Australia did most recently against New Zealand in Brisbane.”

Everybody at Bristol Rugby would like to congratulate Kyle on this fine achievement and we wish him the best of luck on Sunday.