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Scotland v Fiji: Blair Kinghorn drops out as hosts make six changes


Blair Kinghorn drops to the Scotland bench for Fiji's Murrayfield visit after his costly penalty miss against Australia
Blair Kinghorn drops to the Scotland bench for Fiji’s Murrayfield visit after his costly penalty miss against Australia
Venue: Murrayfield, Edinburgh Date: Saturday, 5 November Kick-off: 13:00 GMT
Coverage: Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website & app

Stuart Hogg returns and Adam Hastings is preferred to Blair Kinghorn as Scotland make six changes for Saturday’s autumn Test against Fiji.

Hastings starts at number 10 after Kinghorn’s last-gasp penalty miss consigned Scotland to a series-opening defeat by Australia last weekend.

Full-back Hogg replaces Ollie Smith for his first appearance since being replaced as captain by Jamie Ritchie.

Chris Harris, Cam Redpath, George Turner and Richie Gray also come in.

Harris and Redpath team up in a new-look centre pairing at the expense of Sione Tuipulotu and Mark Bennett.

Gray makes his first Scotland start since 2017 and Turner is also drafted in at hooker where injured pair Dave Cherry and Sam Skinner drop out.

Glasgow Warriors tighthead prop Murphy Walker could make his debut off the bench, while Ewan Ashman, Jonny Gray, Ben White and Rory Sutherland are also among the replacements alongside Jack Dempsey, who made his bow last weekend.

Fraser Brown has been called into the squad following Cherry’s withdrawal, but does not make the matchday 23.

Scotland: Stuart Hogg; Darcy Graham, Chris Harris, Cameron Redpath, Duhan van der Merwe; Adam Hastings, Ali Price; Pierre Schoeman, George Turner, Zander Fagerson, Richie Gray, Grant Gilchrist, Jamie Ritchie (capt), Hamish Watson, Matt Fagerson.

Replacements: Ewan Ashman, Rory Sutherland, Murphy Walker, Jonny Gray, Jack Dempsey, Ben White, Blair Kinghorn, Sione Tuipulotu.


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