Borthwick set for Scotland debut
Craig Borthwick is set to make his Scotland debut in Sunday's Alitalia European Cup clash against England Knights at Meggetland.
The 26-year-old Edinburgh Eagles second-row forward from Peebles, who can also play centre, was 18th man in the Scots' 30-18 defeat against Ireland a fortnight ago and is expected to profit from the loss of Huddersfield forward Dale Ferguson with a mouth injury.
Borthwick represented Scotland at student and A-team level and was named in the senior squad for the 2010 European Cup but was out for the best part of a year with a broken leg.
He will be the first Gala RFC player to win international rugby league honours since Andrew Murdison and George Swan both played for Other Nationalities in the 1920s.
The Knights will be without Bradford scrum-half Luke Gale, man of the match in their 56-4 win over Ireland, after he sustained an ankle injury in training.