Zander Fagerson has not been deemed able to make the 23-man squad for Scotland’s Six Nations opener away to England on Saturday.
The Glasgow prop has been sidelined for the reason that begin of December with a hamstring harm and forwards coach John Dalziel stated on Tuesday he was in rivalry and “in the shape of his life” for the Calcutta Cup showdown.
However, Fagerson is clearly being saved for fixtures later within the match as he has not been included within the aspect for this weekend’s match at Twickenham.
Edinburgh prop WP Nel, 36, has been included within the beginning XV.
Glasgow’s Kyle Steyn has overwhelmed off competitors from Blair Kinghorn and Sean Maitland to take the injured Darcy Graham’s place on the wing.
Chris Harris – who begins on the bench – is a shock omission from the XV, with Huw Jones taking on from the Gloucester centre.
Other notable choices embrace Ben White beginning at scrum half, with Ali Price – the common No 9 – not even on the bench, as George Horne gives cowl for the place.
Scotland group to face England: 15. Stuart Hogg (Exeter Chiefs), 14. Kyle Steyn (Glasgow Warriors), 13. Huw Jones (Glasgow Warriors), 12. Sione Tuipulotu (Glasgow Warriors), 11. Duhan van der Merwe (Edinburgh Rugby), 10. Finn Russell (Racing 92) , 9. Ben White (London Irish); 1. Pierre Schoeman (Edinburgh Rugby), 2. George Turner (Glasgow Warriors), 3. WP Nel (Edinburgh Rugby), 4. Richie Gray (Glasgow Warriors), 5. Grant Gilchrist (Edinburgh Rugby), 6. Jamie Ritchie (Edinburgh Rugby), 7. Luke Crosbie (Edinburgh Rugby), 8. Matt Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors)
Replacements: 16. Fraser Brown (Glasgow Warriors), 17. Jamie Bhatti (Glasgow Warriors), 18. Simon Berghan (Glasgow Warriors), 19. Jonny Gray (Exeter Chiefs), 20. Jack Dempsey (Glasgow Warriors), 21. George Horne (Glasgow Warriors), 22. Blair Kinghorn (Edinburgh Rugby), 23. Chris Harris (Gloucester Rugby)