Scotland’s attempt to win their first Autumn Nations Series game of the season, against Fiji at BT Murrayfield on Saturday, will be led by six players from Heineken Champions Cup Pool A side Edinburgh Rugby.
Although head coach Gregor Townsend has made six changes to his side following last week’s 16-15 loss to Australia, he has still retained his Edinburgh contingent.
They are wings Darcy Graham and Duhan van der Merwe, prop Pierre Schoeman, lock Grant Gilchrist, captain Jamie Ritchie and fellow flanker Hamish Watson.
Four of the changes come in the backs and they include the return of Exeter Chiefs full-back Stuart Hogg, as well as Gloucester Rugby fly-half Adam Hastings and centre Chris Harris.
🏴Congratulations to the 9 Ospreys named in the @WelshRugbyUnion squad to face the All Blacks this weekend🏴
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— Ospreys (@ospreys) November 3, 2022
Meanwhile, Heineken Champions Cup Pool B team Ospreys also boast six players in Wales’ team to take on New Zealand at Principality Stadium on Saturday, including captain and flanker Justin Tipuric, who returns to the side for the first time since the 2021 Six Nations match against France.
He is joined by centre George North, fly-half Gareth Anscombe, props Gareth Thomas and Tomas Francis, and lock Adam Beard in Wayne Pivac’s starting XV.
Other Heineken Champions Cup players in the line-up are Gloucester wing Louis Rees-Zammit, Saracens centre Nick Tompkins and Leicester Tigers flanker Tommy Reffell.