Edinburgh Rugby wing Darcy Graham, a key figure in his club’s Round 5 and 6 victories in the Heineken Champions Cup, will make his first Test start on Saturday when Scotland host Wales at BT Murrayfield.
The 21-year-old – a try-scorer against RC Toulon and Montpellier – replaces Saracens’ Sean Maitland, who has been ruled out by a foot injury.
Graham made his Scotland debut last November against Wales and came off the bench in their Six Nations defeat in France a fortnight ago.
He joins clubmate Blair Kinghorn in the starting XV, while six Edinburgh forwards, including captain Stuart McInally and Grant Gilchrist, also feature.
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They will all be looking to earn places in Edinburgh’s Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final against Munster on March 30 at BT Murrayfield, live on Channel 4, Virgin Media, BT Sport and beIN SPORTS.
Racing 92 fly-half Finn Russell also returns to the Scotland side, having sat out the 27-10 defeat to France due to a head injury.
The 26-year-old has already tallied 46 points in the Heineken Champions Cup this season and will be hoping to add to that total when the 2018 finalists entertain Toulouse in their quarter-final on March 31 at Paris La Defense Arena, live on BT Sport and beIN SPORTS.
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Elsewhere, Glasgow Warriors duo Jonny Gray and Tommy Seymour will both make their 50th appearances for Scotland, while scrum-half Ali Price is handed the No. 9 jersey.
Glasgow face two-time winners Saracens in the last eight at Allianz Park on March 30, live on BT Sport and beIN SPORTS.