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Wales' loss to England put the defending champions out of contention for the Six Nations 2014 title. Reuters

Their hold on the Six Nations title well and truly gone, Wales will play for pride against Scotland when the two sides meet at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday, as teams around them fight for the coveted northern hemisphere rugby crown.

Wales, so dominant in 2013, were ushered out of contention for the 2014 title thanks to losses to Ireland and England, the latter coming last week at Twickenham.

With little to play for, Wales coach Warren Gatland has brought on the changes as he gives youth a chance against Scotland, in what is essentially a dead rubber, with the Scots also well out of the reckoning, having won just one out of four Six Nations matches this year.

"Saturday is an opportunity for us to put in a performance we know we can and finish the Six Nations on a high," Gatland said. "We've made a number of changes and freshened things up with a just a six-day turnaround between matches.

"Scotland will come looking to play some rugby and had a morale-boosting win against Italy and were unlucky to lose against France in recent weeks.

"Liam [Williams] and Mike [Phillips] come in with Leigh [Halfpenny] and Rhys [Webb] ruled out and Dan Biggar gets his opportunity at fly-half.

"In the front-row Ken Owens and Rhodri Jones get their chance to start after impressing off the bench and it's good to have Luke [Charteris] back from injury in the second-row."

Scotland were quite unlucky to see France steal a win at the end last weekend,  and Scott Johnson will hope to finish on a high with the big scalp of Wales, albeit a down and out Wales.

Douglas Fife will make his debut for Scotland with Sean Lamont and Tommy Seymour suffering injuries, as Max Evans takes his place in the starting lineup on the other wing.

"We like Dougie's size and his competitive edge," Johnson said. "He chases everything, which I like, and he has shown really good glimpses playing for Edinburgh this season.

"He's been ear-marked by us for a while - we've been following him for the last 12 months - and he's got his reward now. If he gets this one right, you might find that he puts a bit of pressure on (for a place) going forward, which is really good.

"I don't really think Saturday will faze Dougie. He's one of those players where it doesn't seem to matter who he marks he just goes out and plays the same."

Lineups: Wales: Liam Williams, Alex Cuthbert, Jonathan Davies, Jamie Roberts, George North, Dan Biggar, Mike Phillips, Gethin Jenkins, Ken Owens, Rhodri Jones, Luke Charteris, Alun Wyn Jones, Dan Lydiate, Sam Warburton, Taulupe Faletau.

Replacements: Richard Hibbard, Paul James, Adam Jones, Jake Ball, Justin Tipuric, Rhodri Williams, Rhys Priestland, James Hook.

Scotland: Stuart Hogg, Dougie Fife, Alex Dunbar, Matthew Scott, Max Evans, Duncan Weir, Greig Laidlaw, Ryan Grant, Scott Lawson, Geoff Cross, Richie Gray, James Hamilton, Ryan Wilson, Kelly Brown, Dave Denton.

Replacements: Ross Ford, Alasdair Dickinson, Euan Murray, Tim Swinson, Alasdair Strokosch, Chris Cusiter, Duncan Taylor, Jack Cuthbert.

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