Edinburgh Rugby wing Blair Kinghorn will make his first Test start of the autumn internationals on Saturday when Scotland host Australia at BT Murrayfield. 

He is one of eight changes made by Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend, who has opted for Kinghorn ahead of Glasgow Warriors wing Tommy Seymour. 

The 21-year-old has already racked up six tries from his 16 European rugby appearances and impressed in Edinburgh’s 40-14 win over RC Toulon in Round 2 of this season’s Heineken Champions Cup. 

Also in the Scotland backs, Racing 92’s Finn Russell moves from fly-half to centre, with Glasgow Warriors fly-half Adam Hastings taking over the No.10 jersey.

Russell – who has already scored 19 points in this season’s Heineken Champions Cup – starts in place of Glasgow Warriors’ Peter Horne, who drops out of the matchday 23. 

The rest of the changes come in the pack, with Edinburgh Rugby props Allan Dell and Simon Berghan either side of Glasgow Warriors hooker Fraser Brown in the front row. 

Edinburgh Rugby lock Grant Gilchrist and flanker Jamie Ritchie are recalled to the starting XV, while Sale Sharks No. 8 Josh Strauss starts his first match for Scotland in over a year.