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Hamilton starts in Scotland second row

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Leicester lock James Hamilton has been named in the Scotland team to start the RBS 6 Nations Championship against France at Murrayfield on Sunday.

Hamilton gains his 14th cap, while head coach Frank Hadden has handed a debut to Edinburgh centre Nick De Luca. John Barclay, the 21-year-old Glasgow Warriors openside flanker, makes his first Six Nations start.

Scotland team (v France, Sunday 3pm)
15 Rory Lamont (Sale Sharks)
14 Nikki Walker (Ospreys)
13 Nick De Luca (Edinburgh)
12 Andrew Henderson (Glasgow Warriors)
11 Simon Webster (Edinburgh)
10 Dan Parks (Glasgow Warriors)
9 Mike Blair (Edinburgh)
1 Allan Jacobsen (Edinburgh)
2 Ross Ford (Edinburgh)
3 Euan Murray (Northampton Saints)
4 Nathan Hines (Perpignan)
5 James Hamilton (Leicester Tigers)
6 Jason White (Sale Sharks, captain)
8 Dave Callam (Edinburgh)
7 John Barclay (Glasgow Warriors)

16 Fergus Thomson (Glasgow Warriors)
17 Gavin Kerr (Edinburgh)
18 Scott MacLeod (Llanelli Scarlets)
19 Kelly Brown (Glasgow Warriors)
20 Chris Cusiter (Perpignan)
21 Chris Paterson (Gloucester)
22 Hugo Southwell (Edinburgh)