Exeter Chiefs full-back Stuart Hogg has been named Scotland captain by head coach Gregor Townsend for their Autumn Nations Cup clash with France on Sunday at BT Murrayfield. 

The Heineken Champions Cup winner features alongside clubmate lock Jonny Gray in the starting XV, with fellow forward Sam Skinner on the replacements bench. 

Exeter’s defence of the Heineken Champions Cup begins next month with a home clash against Glasgow Warriors before a daunting Round 2 trip to Toulouse, in a repeat of last season’s semi-final. 

Glasgow prop Oli Kebble and Edinburgh Rugby wing Duhan van der Merwe have the least experience of any players in the matchday 23, with both players winning their fourth caps on Sunday. 

France head coach Fabien Galthie has named another strong side for the trip to Scotland, with several players from 2020 Heineken Champions Cup finalists Racing 92 in the starting XV, including wing Teddy Thomas, centre Virimi Vakatawa, lock Bernard Le Roux and hooker Camille Chat. 

2020 Heineken Champions Cup semi-finalists Toulouse are also represented by mercurial scrum-half Antoine Dupont as well as full-back Thomas Ramos. They will take on Ulster Rugby and Exeter Chiefs in the 2020-21 pool stages.

Challenge Cup finalists RC Toulon have captain and flanker Charles Ollivon as well as lock Romain Taofifenua and prop Jean-Baptiste Gros in the starting XV for the trip to Edinburgh.