Hogg returns for Scotland

Stuart Hogg returns to the Scotland squad for Saturday's Autumn Test against Fiji at BT Murrayfield.Stuart Hogg returns for Scotland this weekend

There are seven Warriors in the starting line-up and four on the bench.

Hogg has been absent from competitive action since having surgery on an ankle injury he sustained in the game against Munster in September.

He is among nine changes to the starting Scotland line-up from Saturday’s defeat to Wales as Head Coach Gregor Townsend rewards several players who performed well off the bench, while welcoming the availability of exile players during World Rugby’s designated international window.

Glasgow Warriors Alex Dunbar and Tommy Seymour return to start in the backs, while Pete Horne is promoted from last week’s bench in Cardiff to partner club mate Dunbar in midfield.

It's been a good day for backrower Matt Fagerson. The 20-year-old, who was named the McCrea Financial Services Warrior of the Month for October this morning, has been promoted from last week's bench along with hooker Fraser Brown for Saturday's game.

Warriors co-captain Ryan Wilson keeps his place in the starting line-up and will wear the number 6 jersey.

Alex Allan, Jonny Gray, George Horne and Adam Hastings are named on the bench.

 

Scotland team to play Fiji at BT Murrayfield Stadium

Saturday 10 November (kick-off 2.30pm) – live on BT Sport and BBC

 

1. Allan Dell (Edinburgh) – 14 caps

2. Fraser Brown (Glasgow Warriors) – 35 caps

3.  Willem Nel (Edinburgh) – 23 caps

4. Sam Skinner (Exeter Chiefs) – uncapped

5. Grant Gilchrist (Edinburgh) – 26 caps

6. Ryan Wilson VICE CAPTAIN (Glasgow Warriors) – 38 caps

7. Jamie Ritchie (Edinburgh) – 3 caps

8. Matt Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors) – 2 caps

 

9. Greig Laidlaw CAPTAIN (Clermont Auvergne) – 63 caps

10. Finn Russell (Racing 92) – 37 caps

11. Sean Maitland (Saracens) – 34 caps

12. Pete Horne (Glasgow Warriors) – 36 caps

13. Alex Dunbar (Glasgow Warriors) – 29 caps

14. Tommy Seymour (Glasgow Warriors) – 44 caps

15. Stuart Hogg VICE CAPTAIN (Glasgow Warriors) – 62 caps

 

Replacements

 

16. Stuart McInally (Edinburgh) – 19 caps

17. Alex Allan (Glasgow Warriors) – 5 caps

18. Simon Berghan (Edinburgh) – 11 caps

19. Jonny Gray (Glasgow Warriors) – 44 caps

20. Josh Strauss (Sale Sharks) – 14 caps

21. George Horne (Glasgow Warriors) – 3 caps

22. Adam Hastings (Glasgow Warriors) – 4 caps

23. Chris Harris (Newcastle Falcons) – 4 caps