5 Mar 2014

Brown gets back Scotland captaincy

5:26 am on 5 March 2014

Kelly Brown has been recalled to the Scotland rugby side to face France, and he's also regained the captaincy from Greig Laidlaw.

The 31-year-old had been dropped by head coach Scott Johnson after the opening Six Nations defeat by Ireland.

While the captaincy has been handed back to Brown, Laidlaw retains his place at scrum-half ahead of Chris Cusiter.

Johnson played down the change in skipper, reiterating his previous assertions that he wants to increase the overall leadership group within the squad.

Scotland has won 1 of their 3 matches so far.