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Scotland captain Brown dropped for England match
Scotland captain Kelly Brown dropped for 6 Nations match against bitter rival England
Associated Press
2014-02-06 11:42 PM

EDINBURGH,Scotland (AP) -- Scotland has dropped captain Kelly Brown for Saturday's Six Nations match against England, replacing the Saracens flanker with debutant Chris Fusaro.

Brown had a disappointing performance in Scotland's hefty 28-6 loss in Ireland in its tournament opener last weekend.

On Thursday, head coach Scott Johnson says it has been a "difficult" decision.

Vice-captain Greig Laidlaw will now lead Scotland out at Murrayfield while Fusaro wins his first cap.

The 24-year-old Fusaro says "I'm absolutely delighted ... I'm still pinching myself a bit."

Brown's omission is one of three changes to the starting lineup. Edinburgh center Matt Scott replaces the benched Duncan Taylor and Glasgow wing Tommy Seymour comes in for club-mate Sean Maitland, who will miss the rest of the tournament with knee and ankle injuries.

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