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Grant to get Scots out of a tight' spot

SCOTLAND prop Ryan Grant is unfazed at the prospect of taking on New Zealand on both sides of the scrum in Sunday's EMC Test at Murrayfield.

Grant (pictured), who has a 100pc record in internationals after making his first three appearances in the June tour to Australia, Fiji and Samoa, has been named to start at loosehead prop against the world champions.

A propping crisis caused by injuries and Euan Murray being unavailable on Sundays, means the Glasgow Warrior may also have to switch to tighthead if Geoff Cross tires in the second half.

Grant has been packing down at tighthead in training for Glasgow and Scotland and is confident of performing there if required.

"We've got five capped front-row players unavailable," Grant said. "It's going to be a tough day at the office, but I'm just going to go out there and play the way I have been all season. If needs must I'll move across and I'll deal with it when it comes. I've slotted in a few times there for Glasgow and I have played it for three years at Edinburgh, so I'm no stranger to the position."


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