Walker in line for Scotland debut
Glasgow Warriors prop Murphy Walker could make his senior Scotland debut at BT Murrayfield this weekend, after being named amongst the replacements for Saturday’s Autumn Nations Series clash with Fiji.
The 23-year-old will make his first outing for Gregor Townsend’s squad should he come off the bench, having been the only uncapped member of the touring squad for the 2022 summer tour to South America.
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Walker is one of eight Warriors selected for Saturday afternoon’s meeting with the Flying Fijians, as Scotland look to bounce back from last weekend’s narrow defeat to Australia in their second match of the Autumn Nations Series.
Richie Gray is selected in the second-row after an impressive start to the 2022/23 season, with the 2013 British and Irish Lion set to make his first start in the dark blue jersey since 2017 when he takes to the field on Saturday afternoon.
George Turner joins Gray in the pack, having come off the bench against the Wallabies last time out.
He’s joined in the front-row by Zander Fagerson, the tight-head making his eighth consecutive start for Scotland at the coal face.
Matt Fagerson lines up at number eight, winning his 26th cap for his country at the base of the scrum.
Ali Price continues at scrum-half, his tally of 55 caps behind only Stuart Hogg’s tally of in the back-line.
Fresh from making his debut off the bench against Australia last weekend, Jack Dempsey retains his place in the matchday 23, the back-rower lining up alongside Walker amongst the replacements.
Sione Tuipulotu completes the contingent of Warriors set to run out at BT Murrayfield on Saturday, the centre rotating to the bench after starting against the Wallabies.
Scotland team to face Fiji at BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh, live on Amazon Prime, Saturday 5 November – kick-off 1pm
15. Stuart Hogg (Exeter Chiefs) 93 caps
14. Darcy Graham (Edinburgh Rugby) 30 caps
13. Chris Harris – Vice Captain – (Gloucester Rugby) 36 caps
12. Cameron Redpath (Bath Rugby) 2 caps
11. Duhan van der Merwe (Edinburgh Rugby) 20 caps
10. Adam Hastings (Gloucester Rugby) 26 caps
9. Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors) 55 caps
1. Pierre Schoeman (Edinburgh Rugby) 13 caps
2. George Turner (Glasgow Warriors) 28 caps
3. Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors) 51 caps
4. Richie Gray (Glasgow Warriors) 67 caps
5. Grant Gilchrist – Vice Captain – (Edinburgh Rugby) 56 caps
6. Jamie Ritchie – Captain – (Edinburgh Rugby) 33 caps
7. Hamish Watson (Edinburgh Rugby) 52 caps
8. Matt Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors) 25 caps
16. Ewan Ashman (Sale Sharks) 4 caps
17. Rory Sutherland (Ulster Rugby) 20 caps
18. Murphy Walker (Glasgow Warriors) uncapped
19. Jonny Gray (Exeter Chiefs) 69 caps
20. Jack Dempsey (Glasgow Warriors) 1 cap
21. Ben White (London Irish) 6 caps
22. Blair Kinghorn (Edinburgh Rugby) 35 caps
23. Sione Tuipulotu (Glasgow Warriors) 8 caps