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Pat MacArthur replaces Dougie Hall on bench for Scotland's Six Nations clash with Italy

Last Updated: 09/02/13 2:56pm

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Pat MacArthur: Will make his Scotland debut if he comes off the bench

Pat MacArthur: Will make his Scotland debut if he comes off the bench

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Pat MacArthur could make his Scotland debut against Italy on Saturday after replacing Dougie Hall on the bench for the clash.

MacArthur's Glasgow team-mate Hall was originally named as a replacement for the RBS Six Nations clash at Murrayfield but has been ruled out due to a knee injury.

Hall's problem has led to 25-year-old hooker MacArthur being called up to Scotland's match-day squad for the first time.

"Dougie has a mild strain of his knee which will not settle in time for this weekend's game," Scotland team doctor James Robson said:

MacArthur added: "It's a huge honour to have the chance to play for my country. It's something I've dreamed about since I started playing mini rugby at Ayr and aimed for since I became a professional with Glasgow Warriors."

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