Glasgow Warriors full-back Stuart Hogg makes his return to competitive action on Saturday when Scotland host Fiji at BT Murrayfield, after missing the opening two rounds of the Heineken Champions Cup through injury.
The 26-year-old – who scored two Champions Cup tries in as many matches last season – was expected to miss the autumn internationals after sustaining an ankle injury in September, but he has recovered to take a spot in Gregor Townsend’s starting XV.
Hogg is one of nine changes from Scotland’s 21-10 defeat to Wales last weekend, with the likes of Racing 92 fly-half Finn Russell, Saracens wing Sean Maitland and Edinburgh Rugby lock Grant Gilchrist all coming back into the side.
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Exeter Chiefs lock Sam Skinner makes his first Scotland appearance after impressing Townsend. The 23-year-old packs down behind a front row of Edinburgh props WP Nel and Allan Dell plus Glasgow Warriors hooker Fraser Brown.
Racing 92 lock Leone Nakarawa – who was named 2018 EPCR European Player of the Year – starts for Fiji among a wealth of talent from the Champions Cup, including Newcastle Falcons wing Vereniki Goneva and Leicester Tigers prop Campese Ma’afu.