EDINBURGH – Scotland coach Gregor Townsend has made six changes to his side for Saturday’s international against South Africa at Murrayfield.
The Scots ran in eight tries during a 54-17 thrashing of Fiji last weekend.
But South Africa, edged out 12-11 by England at Twickenham in their tour opener and fresh from a 29-26 comeback win over France in Paris, are set to provide Scotland with a tougher test.
Sam Skinner, Scotland’s man-of-the-match against Fiji, has been switched to blindside flanker after making his Test debut at lock.
Jonny Gray and Ben Toolis return to form the second-row partnership, while Hamish Watson returns to the back row.
Vice-captain Stuart McInally starts at hooker, with London Irish prop Gordon Reid at loosehead prop.
The only change in the back division sees the return of try-scoring centre Huw Jones.
Bok coach Rassie Erasmus will name his team on Thursday.
The match will kick off at 7.20pm SA time at Murrayfield on Saturday.
Stuart Hogg, Tommy Seymour, Huw Jones, Pete Horne, Sean Maitland, Finn Russell, Greig Laidlaw (captain), Ryan Wilson, Hamish Watson, Sam Skinner, Jonny Gray, Ben Toolis, WP Nel, Stuart McInally, Gordon Reid.
Bench: Fraser Brown, Allan Dell, Simon Berghan, Josh Strauss, Jamie Ritchie, Ali Price, Adam Hastings, Chris Harris.AFP