|Venue: Murrayfield, Edinburgh Date: Saturday, 5 November Kick-off: 13:00 GMT|
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Stuart Hogg returns and Adam Hastings is most popular to Blair Kinghorn as Scotland make six modifications for Saturday’s autumn Check towards Fiji.
Hastings begins at quantity 10 after Kinghorn’s last-gasp penalty miss consigned Scotland to a series-opening defeat by Australia final weekend.
Full-back Hogg replaces Ollie Smith for his first look since being changed as captain by Jamie Ritchie.
Chris Harris, Cam Redpath, George Turner and Richie Grey additionally are available in.
Head coach Gregor Townsend says Hastings and Kinghorn are each in competition to be Scotland’s first-choice fly-half this month, with the Gloucester playmaker not picked for the unique Six Nations squad earlier this yr, earlier than lacking the summer season tour with harm.
Finn Russell was ignored of the autumn squad altogether.
“Blair’s performed for us in that place the final 5 video games so it is an opportunity for Adam to indicate how effectively he can slot in at Check stage once more,” Townsend mentioned.
“We’re huge believers in Blair and the way he’s growing in that place. Adam performed for us a few seasons in the past and has received again to that type, and even gone past that type.
“His recreation administration has been glorious this yr.”
Exterior Hastings, his Gloucester team-mate Harris and Tub’s Redpath, who final performed collectively in 2021 as a part of Scotland’s first win at Twickenham since 1983, crew up at centre on the expense of Sione Tuipulotu and Mark Bennett
Lock Grey makes his first Scotland begin since 2017 and Turner can also be drafted in at hooker the place injured pair Dave Cherry and Sam Skinner drop out.
Glasgow Warriors tight-head prop Murphy Walker might make his debut off the bench, whereas Ewan Ashman, Jonny Grey, Ben White and Rory Sutherland are additionally among the many replacements alongside Jack Dempsey, who made his bow final weekend.
Fraser Brown has been known as into the squad following Cherry’s withdrawal, however doesn’t make the matchday 23.
‘We have got to ship successful performances’
Scotland’s outcomes have been inconsistent in 2022, with the Australia loss approaching the again of a disappointing end to the Six Nations and a sequence defeat in Argentina.
Former Scotland captain John Barclay mentioned this week there’s “mounting stress” on Townsend and the crew to ship victories.
“You possibly can’t management different folks’s opinions,” Townsend mentioned.
“We’re targeted and I am targeted on doing our jobs, which is to organize the crew the most effective we will.
“There have been loads of positives on the weekend, given we had two-thirds of our gamers out there to us.
“Now over the subsequent three weekends, with everybody out there we have got to ship successful performances, that is why we’re right here.”
Scotland: Stuart Hogg; Darcy Graham, Chris Harris, Cameron Redpath, Duhan van der Merwe; Adam Hastings, Ali Value; Pierre Schoeman, George Turner, Zander Fagerson, Richie Grey, Grant Gilchrist, Jamie Ritchie (capt), Hamish Watson, Matt Fagerson.
Replacements: Ewan Ashman, Rory Sutherland, Murphy Walker, Jonny Grey, Jack Dempsey, Ben White, Blair Kinghorn, Sione Tuipulotu.