South African-born props Allan Dell and WP Nel will start for Scotland in Saturday’s Six Nations clash against Italy at Murrayfield.
Dell and Nel are joined in the front row by hooker Stuart McInally. Ben Toolis and Grant Gilchrist team up in the second row, while loose forwards Sam Skinner, Jamie Ritchie and Ryan Wilson complete the pack. Former Lions captain Josh Strauss was named on the bench as back-row cover.
In the backline, Sam Johnson will make his Test debut after he was selected to start at inside centre. Huw Jones starts on his outside at No 13.
There are a further two uncapped players – hooker Jake Kerr and lock Gary Graham – on the bench. They will make their debuts if they come on to the field later in the game.
Scotland – 15 Stuart Hogg, 14 Tommy Seymour, 13 Huw Jones, 12 Sam Johnson, 11 Blair Kinghorn, 10 Finn Russell, 9 Greig Laidlaw (c), 8 Ryan Wilson, 7 Jamie Ritchie, 6 Sam Skinner, 5 Grant Gilchrist, 4 Ben Toolis, 3 WP Nel, 2 Stuart McInally, 1 Allan Dell.
Subs: Jake Kerr, 17 Jamie Bhatti, 18 Simon Berghan, 19 Gary Graham, 20 Josh Strauss, 21 Ali Price, 22 Adam Hastings, 23 Chris Harris.