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Brown backs Scots against Georgia

Kelly Brown

Scotland vice-captain Kelly Brown believes it is Georgia who should be wary of playing against a monster pack in Wednesday's World Cup Pool B clash in Invercargill.

Georgia are believed to possess more forward power than Romania, who Scotland beat 34-24 in their opening fixture, and have the talismanic figure of Mamuka Gorgodze in their back row but Saracens back row Brown says Scotland have their own formidable physical specimens in the pack which Georgia should be concerned about.

Brown, who is 6ft 4in and 16st 10lb, said: "Their pack are going to pose a very tough challenge, but I have full confidence in our pack. If you look at the size of some of the boys we've got, we've got some big units."

He added: "It's going to be a massive test but I'm very much looking forward to it."

Prop Allan Jacobsen and Brown were the only forwards to be retained following the win over Romania, Scotland head coach Andy Robinson stressing the changes were due to the proximity of the matches, rather than the opening performance.

They will be joined by British Lions prop Euan Murray, who weighs in at 18st 9lb, the 6ft 8in, 19st 9lb Jim Hamilton and his fellow second row Nathan Hines, who stands at 6ft 7in and tips the scales at 18st 7lb, not to mention flanker Alasdair Strokosch, who Robinson says is a master of the "dark arts".

Brown said: "We expect a hugely physical challenge - they have got some huge forwards - but it's a challenge that we're very much looking forward to.

"We need to physically impose ourselves and when the chances arise we have to attack them.

"Against Romania we scored four tries and got the win, but we know we have to improve."