Borderers in Scotland squad for Ireland clash

Four Borderers are included in the Scotland squad for today's Six Nations rugby clash against Ireland - Stuart Hogg, Greig Laidlaw, Ross Ford and Geoff Cross.

Scotland welcomed Ireland to Murrayfield hoping to put two lamentable records to bed.

Having not managed back-to-back wins in the RBS Six Nations nor a home championship victory over the Irish since 2001, the hosts are in a determined mood.

A settled side is therefore a bonus as interim head coach Scott Johnson made only one alteration to the side, which beat Italy in their last outing - with prop Geoff Cross replacing Euan Murray as the devout Christian continues to decline Sunday duties on religious grounds.