Scotland vs South Africa

Scotland vs South Africa: Scotland go in search of their first win over South Africa in eight years when the Springboks head to Edinburgh this weekend.

It was November 20, 2010, when six penalties and a dropped goal from Cardiff Blues No.10 Dan Parks piloted the Scots to a 21-17 victory at Murrayfield.

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It’s been five losses on the bounce since then with their last two games being humbling experiences with a 55-6 defeat in Port Elizabeth in June 2014 and a 34-16 loss at St James’ Park, Newcastle, in the pool stages of the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

oth head into the game with one loss and one victory to their name this autumn.

Here’s all you need to know about the meeting at Murrayfield.

What time is kick-off?

The match will be kick off at 5.20pm.

Is the game on TV?

The game is being screened on BBC 2 with coverage starting at 5pm.

Who is the referee?

Frenchman Romain Poite will be taking charge with New Zealander Ben O’Keeffe and Ireland’s Frank Murphy his two assistants.

New Zealand official Ben Skeen is the TMO.

Team news?

Scotland have made six changes to the team that trounced Fiji in an eight-try demolition job last weekend.

London Irish prop Gordon Reid comes in at loosehead, vice captain Stuart McInally starts at hooker, while locks Jonny Gray and Ben Toolis return alongside back-rower Hamish Watson.

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Sam Skinner, named man of the match against the Fijians have made his Test debut at lock, is switched to the blind-side flank position.

The Springbok team shows six changes, including two personnel and two positional switches in the starting line-up.

Duane Vermeulen moves back to No.8 in place of the injured Warren Whiteley, while Pieter-Steph du Toit will pack down at blindside flank again, moving from lock, where he started against England and France.

Upfront, RG Snyman will start in the second row for the fourth time in his short international career, due to a decision not to rush Eben Etzebeth back from the injury he sustained against England, and Du Toit’s shift from lock to loose forward.

The only other change to the starting team is at scrum-half, where Embrose Papier will earn his first starting cap.

Whiteley is struggling with a calf strain and because he also won’t be ready for next week’s last tour match in Cardiff in Wales, it was decided to withdraw him from the rest of the tour.

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