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Jackson wants to be perfect 10

Ruaridh Jackson is eager to make Scotland's number 10 jersey his own during the World Cup.

The 23-year-old Glasgow Warriors fly-half has won eight caps, his most recent coming as a replacement for Dan Parks during the 23-12 World Cup warm-up win over Italy.

"Last season I put myself in a good position to try to get that number 10 jersey. Parksy's going to put up a bit of a fight and he played very well against Italy - he's put down a bit of a marker," said Jackson. "I've no idea what's going to happen for the first game (against Romania), but once I get my chance I'm hopefully going to play well enough to take it."

The duration between the Romania and Georgia matches, both of which take place in Invercargill, suggests it is inevitable Scotland head coach Andy Robinson will make changes.

Jackson added: "There's a very short turnaround between the two games.

"I've got no idea what Robbo's thinking about that but I presume there's going to be a number of changes for each game.

"Hopefully if I get my chance then I'll grab it."


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