Gregor Townsend has reacted to a mixed bag against Wales by tipping the Toony Tombola out on to the floor.
In come exiles Greig Laidlaw (who is also captain for the first time in the Townsend era), Sean Maitland and Finn Russell as everyone expected, and there is also a rest for Jonny Gray (he moves to the bench) with Grant Gilchrist and Exeter’s Sam Skinner a new partnership at lock.
But we probably weren’t expecting Stuart Hogg to start, Chris Harris to feature or for Hamish Watson, Blair Kinghorn and Huw Jones to drop out of the 23 altogether. Harris and Josh Strauss could appear from the bench with Strauss keen to atone for his 14th and last cap (also against Fiji) and Harris with yet another chance to repay Townsend’s considerable faith in him thus far.
The team has a very different look to it, that’s for sure. Whereas the team against Wales actually looked like the top team with some enforced omissions, this looks like a definite look at new combinations, although that Russell/Horne/Dunbar/Seymour/Hogg spine through the backline will be more than familiar to each other.
In the back row there is plenty of zip but not much experience with Ryan Wilson having to be the calmer head alongside the exuberance of Jamie Ritchie and Matt Fagerson.
For Fiji Campese Maafu (Leicester), Sam Matavesi (Cornish Pirates) and Manasa Saulo (London Irish) may be familiar faces in the pack to Premiership watchers, while we should all know Warriors legend Leone “Uncle BigNaks” Nakarawa and current Edinburgh favourite Viliame Mata although there is no sign of Niko Matawalu who didn’t make the squad despite a recent hat-trick for Glasgow.
Fiji are usually at their most lethal in the backs where Vereniki Goneva (Newcastle Falcons) and Semi Radradra (Bordeaux) could be the danger men if Fiji can get their own style of ChaosRugby™ going.
Kevin Millar will have a look at all the head-to-head matchups later in the week.
Scotland: 15. Stuart Hogg, 14. Tommy Seymour, 13. Alex Dunbar, 12. Peter Horne, 11. Sean Maitland, 10. Finn Russell, 9. Greig Laidlaw (capt); 1. Allan Dell, 2. Fraser Brown, 3. Willem Nel, 4. Sam Skinner, 5. Grant Gilchrist, 6. Ryan Wilson, 7. Jamie Ritchie, 8. Matt Fagerson.
Replacements: 16. Stuart McInally, 17. Alex Allan, 18. Simon Berghan, 19. Jonny Gray, 20. Josh Strauss, 21. George Horne, 22. Adam Hastings, 23. Chris Harris.
Fiji Airways Flying Fijians: 15. Setareki Tuicuvu, 14. Metui Talebula, 13. Semi Radradra, 12. Jale Vatabua, 11. Vereniki Goneva, 10. Ben Volavola, 9. Frank Lomani; 1. Campese Maafu, 2. Sam Matavesi, 3. Manasa Saulo, 4. Tevita Cavubati, 5. Leone Nakarawa, 6. Dominiko Waqaniburotu (capt), 7. Peceli Yato, 8. Viliame Mata.
Replacements: 16. Mesulame Dolokoto, 17. Eroni Mawi, 18. Kalivate Tawake, 19. Albert Tuisue, 20. Semi Kunatani, 21. Henry Seniloli, 22. Alivereti Veitokanim, 23. Eroni Vasiteri
Head Coach: John McKee
Assistant Coaches: Andre Bell, Neil Barnes, Peter Ryan, Alan Muir
2.30pm, BT Murrayfield Stadium (apologies for previously listing time as 3.30pm)