Magnus Bradbury will make his international debut at the tender age of 21 in Scotland’s back-row as one of four changes in the starting line-up for the second Autumn Test against Argentina.
The former Oban Lorne player comes into the team barely a year after establishing himself in the Edinburgh side with clubmate John Hardie ruled out with concussion and Ryan Wilson held back on the bench after suffering an ankle laceration early in the loss to Australia.
Lock Richie Gray is also ruled out with what’s described as a “possible concussion” and Grant Gilchrist will make his first start for Scotland since the second game of last year’s Rugby World Cup.
Fraser Brown is promoted from the bench in preference to the 100-times capped Ross Ford at hooker while Tommy Seymour on the wing returns after missing last week for what were described as “personal reasons.”
On the bench, Glasgow’s Alex Allan and Tim Swinson come in while Tim Visser, a starter against Australia, is also among the replacements.
Team: S Hogg (Glasgow); S Maitland (Glasgow), H Jones (Stormers), A Dunbar (Glasgow, T Seymour (Glasgow); F Russell (Glasgow), G Laidlaw (Gloucester, capt); A Del (Edinburgh), F Brown (Glasgow), Z Fagerson (Glasgow); G Gilchrist (Edinburgh), J Gray (Glasgow); M Bradbury (Edinburgh), H Watson (Edinburgh), J Barclay (Scarlets).
Replacements: R Ford (Edinburgh), A Allan (Glasgow), M Low (Exeter), T Swinson (Glasgow), R Wilson (Glasgow), A Price (Glasgow), P Horne (Glasgow), T Visser (Harlequins).