The Scotland rugby team is facing a scrum half dilemma according to the assistant coach Mike Blair. The head coach Gregor Townsend has a major decision to make ahead of their game against Wales on February 3. Townsend has to choose a fitting scrum half to start the crucial game in their opening Six Nations fixture.
Price featured in all of Scotland’s autumn series Tests against Samoa, New Zealand and Australia. The Glasgow Warriors is a major consideration for the Wales game. Blair praised Price for his passing and running game during the autumn series.
Laidlaw has not featured in a Test games since his long term injury whilst in action for Clermont. He featured in the recent victory over Ospreys even though he came off the bench. Blair knows Laidlaw is fully fit and he insists that the player will be fit enough to play in Cardiff on Saturday. The coach says the situation favours the team as they have options in Nathan and Henry as well.
Blair seems keen on Laidlaw as he praised his leadership and organizing skill. He hints that Laidlaw’s leadership skills are an important quality that could earn him a place in the team. John Barclay has stepped in since Laidlaw’s injury, and he has been very decent in the role. However with Laidlaw back, Barclay would have to relinquish the arm band and Price would take to take a back seat.