Six Nations latest – Gatland turns to Hook

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Gatland turns to Hook – James Hook has been favoured at flyhalf for Wales’ clash with Scotland. Hook replaces Scarlets pivot Stephen Jones, while Lee Byrne occupies the vacant position of fullback.

Wales – 15 Lee Byrne; 14 Morgan Stoddart; 13 Jamie Roberts, 12 Jonathan Davies; 11 Shane Williams; 10 James Hook, 9 Mike Phillips, 8 Ryan Jones, 7 Sam Warburton, 6 Dan Lydiate, 5 Alun Wyn Jones, 4 Bradley Davies, 3 Craig Mitchell, 2 Matthew Rees (c), 1 Paul James.
Subs: 16 Richard Hibbard, 17 John Yapp, 18 Jonathan Thomas, 19 John Turnbull, 20 Tavis Knoyle, 21 Stephen Jones, 22 Rhys Priestland.

Traille moves to centre – Damien Traille will start at centre in France’s clash with Ireland this Sunday.

Traille played fullback against Scotland last week, but has been moved to midfield because of the injury to Maxime Mermoz. Yannick Jauzion will only feature from the bench.

France – 15 Clement Poitrenaud; 14 Yoann Huget, 13 Aurelie Rougerie, 12 Damien Traille, 11 Maxime Medard; 10 Francois Trinh-Duc, 9 Morgan Parra; 8 Imanol Harinordoquy, 7 Julien Bonnaire, 6 Thierry Dusautoir (c); 5 Lionel Nallet, 4 Julien Pierre; 3 Nicolas Mas, 2 William Servat, 1 Thomas Domingo.
Subs: 16 Guilhem Guirado, 17 Sylvain Marconnet, 18 Jerome Thion, 19 Sebastien Chabal, 20 Dimitri Yachvili, 21 Yannick Jauzion, 22 Vincent Clerc, 23 Luc Ducalcon.