Chalmers rates Rennie

Guinness PRO12 Editor

8 Oct 2010

Edinburgh’s Ross Rennie has been tipped to make his way back into the Scotland side after an impressive start to the season.

The 24-year-old flanker, who made his international debut at Croke Park against Ireland in the 2008 Six Nations has been urged to continue his form over the next few weeks in order to regain the national number seven jersey, by former Scotland and Lions fly-half Craig Chalmers.

“All eyes will be on Ross Rennie. He's had continuous knee problems – a legacy perhaps of his years as a top skier – but if he can stay fit for a protracted period he'll be Scotland's No.7,” Chalmers told the Scotsman.

"That's a big call given John Barclay's form last season but Rennie's ball-winning and defensive capabilities, his work rate and skills make him too good to ignore."

Rennie signed a two-year contract extension at Murrayfield in May and has the opportunity to stake his claim for his Scottish place over the next month before Scotland begin their Autumn international series against New Zealand on Saturday, November 13.