Edinburgh’s Magnus Bradbury makes Scotland debut v Argentina

Magnus Bradbury has played for Scotland Under-20 but will win his first full cap on Saturday. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS
Magnus Bradbury has played for Scotland Under-20 but will win his first full cap on Saturday. Picture: Gary Hutchison/SNS
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Edinburgh back row forward Magnus Bradbury will win his first Scotland cap in Saturday’s autumn Test against Argentina.

The 21-year-old Edinburgh forward starts at blindside flanker and is one of four personnel changes from the side that lost 23-22 to Australia last weekend.

Wing Tommy Seymour returns after missing the Wallabies clash due to personal reasons, with Tim Visser dropping to the bench.

Lock Richie Gray has not come through his head injury assessment and misses out, with Grant Gilchrist coming in to partner Jonny Gray in the second row.

Fraser Brown starts at hooker, with centurion Ross Ford among the substitutes.

Scotland head coach Vern Cotter, said: “Every week we want to improve. We did a lot of good things against Australia: we scored three tries to their two, we were aggressive in attack and our defence held strong for the most part.

“While it’s disappointing we didn’t walk off with the win, I’m proud of the courage the players showed and the way they adapted to changes on the paddock due to injuries.

“Saturday’s game is going to be a different challenge for us, both physically and mentally, against a very dangerous Argentina side.

“They have the capacity to vary their game so we have to be prepared for whatever approach they take, though we can expect them to look to dominate the set piece as a starting point, be very explosive around the rucks and look to get their offloading game up and running.

“We will have to be disciplined and make sure we capitalise on every opportunity we create.”

Scotland team to play Argentina at BT Murrayfield Stadium

Saturday 19 November (kick-off 5pm), live on BBC

15 Stuart Hogg (Glasgow Warriors) – 46 caps; 11 tries, 3 pens, 64 points

14 Sean Maitland (Saracens) – 24 caps; 3 tries, 15 points

13 Huw Jones (Stormers) – 2 caps; 2 tries, 10 points

12 Alex Dunbar (Glasgow Warriors) – 17 caps; 5 tries, 25 points

11 Tommy Seymour (Glasgow Warriors) – 29 caps; 13 tries, 65 points

10 Finn Russell (Glasgow Warriors) – 20 caps; 2 tries, 3 cons, 1 pen, 19 points

9 Greig Laidlaw CAPTAIN (Gloucester) – 54 caps; 4 tries, 68 cons, 129 pens, 543 points

1 Allan Dell (Edinburgh Rugby) – 1 cap

2 Fraser Brown (Glasgow Warriors) – 18 caps

3 Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors) – 2 caps

4 Grant Gilchrist (Edinburgh Rugby) – 13 caps; 1 try, 5 points

5 Jonny Gray (Glasgow Warriors) – 26 caps; 2 tries, 10 points

6 Magnus Bradbury (Edinburgh Rugby) – uncapped

7 Hamish Watson (Edinburgh Rugby) – 3 caps

8 John Barclay (Scarlets) – 53 caps; 4 tries, 20 points


16 Ross Ford (Edinburgh Rugby) – 100 caps; 2 tries, 10 points

17 Alex Allan (Glasgow Warriors) – 1 cap

18 Moray Low (Exeter Chiefs) – 35 caps

19 Tim Swinson (Glasgow Warriors) – 24 caps

20 Ryan Wilson (Glasgow Warriors) – 21 caps

21 Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors) – uncapped

22 Pete Horne (Glasgow Warriors) – 21 caps; 2 tries, 1 con, 1 pen, 15 points

23 Tim Visser (Harlequins) – 27 caps; 11 tries, 55 points

Unavailable through injury: Alasdair Dickinson (hamstring), Richie Gray (possible concussion), John Hardie (ankle/knee/concussion), Josh Strauss (calf).