Scotland have made four changes to their starting lineup for Saturday’s match against Ireland at Murrayfield.
South African Josh Strauss will wear the No 8 jersey in the absence of the injured Sam Skinner, while Simon Berghan replaces another Saffa, the injured WP Nel, at tighthead prop. Jonny Gray’s recovery from a shoulder injury sees him come in for lock Ben Toolis.
There is one change to the backline, with fit-again wing Sean Maitland starting ahead of Blair Kinghorn, who scored a hat-trick against Italy last weekend.
Scotland – 15 Stuart Hogg, 14 Tommy Seymour, 13 Huw Jones, 12 Sam Johnson, 11 Sean Maitland, 10 Finn Russell, 9 Greig Laidlaw (c), 8 Josh Strauss, 7 Jamie Ritchie, 6 Ryan Wilson, 5 Jonny Gray, 4 Grant Gilchrist, 3 Simon Berghan, 2 Stuart McInally, 1 Allan Dell.
Subs: 16 Fraser Brown, 17 Jamie Bhatti, 18 D’arcy Rae, 19 Ben Toolis, 20 Rob Harley, 21 Ali Price, 22 Pete Horne, 23 Blair Kinghorn.
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