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    Saturday, kick-off 14:30Rugby Park, KilmarnockScotland will be keen to end their November Test campaign with a comprehensive victory over one of rugbys minnows. Complacency hasnt been a trait of Vern Cotters team and they will look to start with the intensity they showed in defeat to Australia and in patches of their victory over Argentina last week.But there is a warning. Georgia will be buoyed having defeated Samoa 20-16 last week in Tbilisi. They are a team fighting for respect in rugby and this will be just their fourth Test against a tier one nation, outside of the World Cup, in 13 years. Scotland follow Ireland (2014), Argentina (2013) and Italy (2003) in hosting the Eastern Europeans.Georgia come into the game brimming with confidence with just one defeat since last years World Cup. They narrowly lost to Japan and during the summer they defeated Tonga, Fiji and Samoa. A big performance is expected to prove that they could belong in an expanded Six Nations.Team newsScotland have largely kept faith with the side that overcame Los Pumas last week, with Huw Jones, missing through injury, replaced by Mark Bennett at centre. Richie Gray returns at lock having missed last weeks game through concussion. The other three changes see Ross Ford come in at hooker and Rob Harley and Ryan Wilson come into the back row.Georgia make just one change with Giorgi Aptsiauri coming in on the wing to replace Giorgi Koshadze while there is one positional switches with Tamaz Mchedlidze moving from the wing to centre.Scotland: Hogg, Maitland, Bennett, Dunbar, Seymour, Russell, Laidlaw; Dell, Ford, Fagerson, R Gray, J Gray, Harley, Watson, Wilson.Replacements: Brown, Allan, Low, Gilchrist, Barclay, Price, Horne, Hughes.Georgia: Kvirikashvili, Aptsiauri, Sharikadze, Mchedlidze, Todua, Malaguradze, Lobzhanidze; Nariashvili, Bregvadze, Chilachava, Mikautadze, Nemsadze, Kolelishvili, Gorgodze, Bitsadze.Replacements: Alkhazashvili, Asieshvili, Kubriashvili, Lomidze, Tkhilaishvili, Begadze, Tsiklauri, Sutiashvili.Key head-to-headBoth of Georgias tries last week came courtesy of their pack, which destroyed the Samoan scrum. They will hope that can be a launchpad for another upset in Scotland. Front row Levan Chilachava was immense for Georgia last week and made a 20-metre break which should have resulted in a try.He, and the rest of the Georgia pack will be up against it against a Scottish side led by Lions candidate Jonny Gray. Their win over Argentina was what they needed as preparation for this weekend. It will be a challenge, but one which the Scottish pack should overcome.Key stats*This will be the second time the two sides have met, with Scotland beating Georgia 15-6 at the 2011 Rugby World Cup.*Georgia, who are 12th in the World Rugby rankings, have never beaten tier one opposition, playing 15 Tests and losing them all.Weather It will be cold and cloudy at Rugby Park on Saturday, but the fog should make way for sunshine by kick-off.PredictionScotland should have far too much fire power to down the Georgian minnows. While victories over the Pacific Island teams prove theyre improving, competing with a Southern Hemisphere powerhouse is still some way off. 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Tyson Fury, being treated for depression and having tested positive for cocaine in two random drug tests last month, vacated his WBO and WBA heavyweight world title belts Wednesday night.Fury, who has admitted that he has been heavily using cocaine and drinking in recent months, said he vacated the belts to focus on his treatment.I feel that it is only fair and right and for the good of boxing to keep the titles active and allow the other contenders to fight for the vacant belts that I proudly won and held as the undefeated heavyweight champion of the world when I defeated the long-standing champion Wladimir Klitschko, Fury said in a statement.I won the titles in the ring and I believe that they should be lost in the ring, but Im unable to defend at this time and I have taken the hard and emotional decision to now officially vacate my treasured world titles and wish the next-in-line contenders all the very best as I now enter another big challenge in my life which I know, like against Klitschko, I will conquer.Even if Fury had not vacated the belts, he likely would have been stripped by the sanctioning bodies because of the positive drug tests and inactivity. Also, his boxing license was suspended Thursday by the British Boxing Board of Control after a hearing.Tyson will still be the linear world heavyweight champion in everyones eyes. He beat the most dominant champion in the modern era of boxing on an amazing night in Germany to earn that accolade, and that will never change, said promoter Mick Hennessy, who has promoted Fury for his entire career. Whilst its heartbreaking to see Tyson vacate the world titles that he worked so long and hard for all his life, whats paramount now is that he receives the medical treatment along with the love of his family and friends and the support of the boxing world to make a full recovery.Fury (25-0, 18 KOs), 28, of England, scored a massive upset Nov. 28 in Dusseldorf, Germany, where he outpointed longtime world champion Klitschko? to win the belts and claim the division lineage. But he was unable to handle the pressures that went along with the sudden and intense spotlight. He pulled out of a July 9 rematch, slated to take place at Manchester Arena in his hometown of Manchester, England, claiming an ankle injury.He later said the real reason for withdrawing was because he had become so depressed that he stopped training, began using drugs and continued to drink heavily.The fight wwas rescheduled for Oct.dddddddddddd 29, also at Manchester Arena, but it was canceled Sept. 23 because Fury was having mental health issues and still drinking and using drugs. Then, on Sept. 29, came the first positive drug test from a sample collected by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association on Sept. 22. A sample collected by VADA on Sept. 21 also turned up positive on Oct. 12.Tyson will be back stronger from this, and I will make sure, no matter what we have to deal with, Tyson not only comes back but will reclaim whats rightfully his, said Peter Fury, Tysons uncle and trainer. Im very proud of my nephews achievements.With the belts vacant, the sanctioning bodies must outline how they will be filled, and the top heavyweights are jockeying for position.Klitschko, idle for nearly a year waiting for the rematch with Fury, hopes to fight for the belts, and his team has been in negotiations with Englands Anthony Joshua (17-0, 17 KOs), who holds the IBF title. That belt was stripped from Fury 10 days after he beat Klitschko because he was obligated to face Klitschko in an immediate rematch and unavailable to fight mandatory challenger Vyacheslav Glazkov.Glazkov instead faced Charles Martin for the vacant title and got knocked out in the third round in January. Martin then got pummeled by Joshua in two rounds on April 9.While Klitschko could challenge Joshua for his belt on Dec. 10 in England, their camps hope to convince the WBO and WBA to allow the vacant titles to also be at stake. But other heavyweights will challenge that.The WBA has not made any ruling yet, and the WBO plans to address the situation at its annual convention, which begins Monday in San Juan, Puerto Rico.However, WBO president Francisco Paco Valcarcel told ESPN on Wednesday night that the organization my set up a four-man box-off for the vacant title involving the four leading available contenders. If that is what the WBO decides to do and the four heavyweights in its rankings agree to participate, it would mean fights involving No. 1 Joseph Parker (21-0, 18 KOs) of New Zealand, No. 2 Klitschko (64-4, 54 KOs) of Ukraine, No. 3 Andy Ruiz Jr. (29-0, 19 KOs) of Mexico and No. 4 David Haye (28-2, 26 KOs), a former titleholder from England who has already suffered a one-sided loss to Klitschko in a 2011 title unification fight. ' ' '