Parks in as Godman carries the can for France failure
What do you think of the changes to the Scotland side to face Wales? Let's discuss, as Phil Godman carries the can after being dropped by Andy Robinson following the defeat by France on sunday.
And his replacement, Dan Parks? What a story. The once discarded man who is moving to Wales next season, to play for Cardiff, plays against them on Saturday.
Parks will try to build on his Glasgow form and play closer to the gain line, there will be runners off 10 and I foresee mayhem in the middle of the pitch, but Parks will play flat. Parks is a confidence player and, if it does well for him, he can win this game.
I think you can see what Scotland are trying to do with the changes for Wales. Sean Lamont brings bulk to the centre in this era of ever-decreasing space on the pitch and he and Graeme Morrison must surely be Scotland's biggest-ever pairing there. Mind you, they need to shackle Jamie Roberts.
Rory Lamont must have shrugged off his ankle injury and he brings more power to the backs.
Euan Murray is the immovable rock, but I feel Moray Low, who has been left out of the 22, is a bright talent. Murray will anchor the scrum, though, and Jacobsen will come on for Alasdair Dickinson.
The Welsh attack system is the Wasps/Warren Gatland/Shaun Edwards/British Lions attack system that sounds easy to defend, but its sheer simplicity means it's easy to use in attack - and hard to defend. Basically, Wales try to get to within five metres of the touchline in a maximum of three phases from their set-pieces.
When there, they stretch you because they come back to the open and drop a couple of forwards on the fourth defender to tie in a defence, try to recycle that quickly, and then attack as wide as they can.
If they can't get wide, some forwards truck round the corner to the far five-metre line. Repeat to other side - i.e. drop some forwards off on the fourth defender and attack wide, allowing both wingers to go to the open side etc, etc. I love this system.
In defence, their system is a bit more akin to the blitz system used by France, so in some ways Scotland's attacking play has the same hurdles to face as on Sunday and we haven't scored a try since the Fiji game. Therefore, Scotland's 10 has to be flatter and take the game forward.
I don't have inside information here as I haven't quizzed my son about this - it's a rule we have - but I think Scotland will play it more simply, with runners off 10 changing their angles and there will be more attempts to get over the gain line.
The Welsh, though, are wounded animals in rugby country after the defeat by England and it's a fantastic contrast in styles. Can't wait. Seriously, what do you think?