HEAD coach Gregor Townsend has made six changes to Scotland’s starting line-up for this Saturday’s Autumn Nations Series game against Fiji at BT Murrayfield (kick-off 1pm – live on Amazon Prime Video).

Scotland’s record try-scorer Stuart Hogg making a first appearance of the season at full-back and he is joined in the starting XV by fellow Hawick man Darcy Graham.

Also in the team is Cameron Repdath, son of Borders rugby ace and ex-Scotland captain Bryan Redpath.

Rory Sutherland is listed as a replacement.

Richie Gray returns to the international fold for a first start since 2017



Scotland Team

Backs: Stuart Hogg (Exeter Chiefs), Darcy Graham (Edinburgh Rugby), Chris Harris – Vice Captain – Gloucester Rugby), Cameron Redpath (Bath Rugby), Duhan van der Merwe (Edinburgh Rugby), Adam Hastings (Gloucester Rugby), Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors)

Forwards: Pierre Schoeman (Edinburgh Rugby) George Turner (Glasgow Warriors), Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors), Richie Gray (Glasgow Warriors), Grant Gilchrist – Vice Captain – (Edinburgh Rugby), Jamie Ritchie – Captain – (Edinburgh Rugby), Hamish Watson (Edinburgh Rugby) Matt Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors)

Replacements: Ewan Ashman (Sale Sharks), Rory Sutherland (Ulster Rugby), Murphy Walker (Glasgow Warriors), Jonny Gray (Exeter Chiefs), Jack Dempsey (Glasgow Warriors), Ben White (London Irish), Blair Kinghorn (Edinburgh Rugby), Sione Tuipulotu (Glasgow Warriors)

There are now over 234,000 tickets in circulation for the 2022 Autumn Nations Series, already well ahead of last year’s series record for crowds at BT Murrayfield, with only one game played.

The upcoming New Zealand game is sold out, Australia reached near capacity last week with a 65,286 attendance, and the crowds for both the Fiji and Argentina matches are already over 50,000.

Tickets for Saturday’s match, including kids for £1 tickets with a paying adult, are still available.