SCOTLAND COACH VERN Cotter has made four changes to his side for this weekend’s meeting of the Six Nations’ remaining winless sides.
Scotland host Italy in Murrayfield hoping to get a win under their belt and steer cleer of wooden spoon contention before facing England and Ireland at the tail end of the tournament.
Suspended out-half Finn Russell will be replaced by Peter Horne with Mark Bennett partnered by Alex Dunbar in midfield. Captain Greig Laidlaw is the only member of the back-line who doesn’t play for Glasgow Warriors.
Tommy Seymour returns to the wing at the expense of Tim Visser while Euan Murray returns to the starting line-up after another self-imposed Sunday exile. An arm injury to giant lock Richie Gray gray means the second row will feature another all-Glasgow pairing with Tim Swinson stepping in alongside Jonny Gray.
Edinburgh duo Ben Toolis and Hamish Watson meanwhile, will be hoping to make their debut from the bench.