SCOTLAND head coach Gregor Townsend has made four changes to his starting fifteen for Sunday’s World Cup pool clash against Tonga at Stade de Nice, with second-row Scott Cummings promoted from the bench, while winger Kyle Steyn, centre Chris Harris and and loose-head prop Rory Sutherland will make their first appearances of the campaign having missed out on the tournament opener against South Africa a fortnight ago.
Darcy Graham, Huw Jones and Pierre Schoeman drop to the bench, while Grant Gilchrist drops out of the match-day squad.
Hooker Ewan Ashman, second-row Sam Skinner and scrum-half George Horne are added to the bench.
That leaves Javan Sebastian, Hamish Watson, Luke Crosbie, Ben Healey and recent call-up Stuart McInally as the only players yet to feature in this World Cup.
Scotland (versus Tonga on Sunday @ Stade de Nice, kick-off 4.45pm GMT): B Kinghorn; K Steyn, C Harris, S Tuipulotu, D van der Merwe; F Russell, B White; R Sutherland, G Turner, Z Fagerson, R Gray, S Cummings, J Ritchie, R Darge, J Dempsey. Substitutes: E Ashman, P Schoeman, W Nel, S Skinner, M Fagerson, G Horne, H Jones, D Graham.