Visser to start for Scots

Winger Tim Visser is the only change to Scotland’s starting XV for their match against Italy in Rome on Saturday.

Visser, who has 23 Test caps, sat out the opening two rounds of the Six Nations with a hamstring injury. He has since recovered and will replace Sean Lamont, who moves to the bench, on the left wing.

Scotland coach Vern Cotter has made four other changes to his bench for Saturday's clash. Prop Moray Low, loose forward Ryan Wilson and centre Peter Horne all make their return the match 23 while Edinburgh prop Rory Sutherland is set to make his international debut.

Scotland – 15 Stuart Hogg, 14 Tommy Seymour, 13 Mark Bennett, 12 Duncan Taylor, 11 Tim Visser, 10 Finn Russell, 9 Greig Laidlaw (c), 8 David Denton, 7 John Hardie, 6 John Barclay, 5 Jonny Gray, 4 Richie Gray, 3 WP Nel, 2 Ross Ford, 1 Alasdair Dickinson.
Subs: 16 Stuart McInally, 17 Rory Sutherland, 18 Moray Low, 19 Tim Swinson, 20 Ryan Wilson, 21 Sam Hidalgo-Cayne, 22 Peter Horne, 23 Sean Lamont.

Italy – 15 Daivid Odiete, 14 Leonardo Sarto, 13 Michele Campagnaro, 12 Gonzalo Garcia, 11 Mattia Bellini, 10 Kelly Haimona, 9 Edoardo Gori, 8 Sergio Parisse (c), 7 Alessandro Zanni, 6 Francesco Minto, 5 Joshua Furno, 4 Marco Fuser, 3 Lorenzo Cittadini, 2 Leonardo Ghiraldini, 1 Andrea Lovotti.
Subs: 16 Davide Giazzon, 17 Matteo Zanusso, 18 Martin Castrogiovanni, 19 Valerio Bernabo, 20 Andries van Schalkwyk, 21 Guglielmo Palazzani, 22 Edoardo Padovani, 23 Andrea Pratichetti.

Six Nations teams (round 3)

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