Blair keeps Scotland captaincy

Potential Lions tourist Mike Blair has been reappointed Scotland captain for November's autumn internationals. [more]

Blair keeps Scotland captaincy

Potential Lions tourist Mike Blair has been reappointed Scotland captain for November’s autumn internationals.

Blair, who is one of five nominees for the IRB Player of the Year Award, has captained Scotland five times and will lead his country against New Zealand, South Africa and Canada next month.

"Experience and continuity are key factors in the international game and we believe Mike deserves the opportunity to build on his most recent contributions, both as a player and captain, to the Scotland team," said Scotland head coach Frank Hadden.
 
"The games we have coming up next month are massively important for Scottish Rugby.

"We face New Zealand, South Africa and Canada over three weeks and how we go in these contests will play a major part in determining our ranking for the 2011 Rugby World Cup draw in December.”

Blair missed out on Lions selection in 2005, with Dwayne Peel, Matt Dawson, Gareth Cooper and Chris Cusiter the four No9s chosen to travel to New Zealand, but his recent form makes him a leading contender for next summer’s tour to South Africa.

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