Damien Hoyland handed first start on the wing for Scotland

  • Damien Hoyland will start his first Test match for Scotland when they face Japan in Toyota City on Saturday: 11:20am kick-off
  • There are five changes from the side that finished the Six Nations against Ireland in Dublin
  • Matt Scott is in for the injured Alex Dunbar and Ruaridh Jackson starts at fly-half
Head coach Vern Cotter has named five personnel changes to the side that finished the 2016 RBS 6 Nations to start this Saturday’s Test match against Japan, at the Toyota City Stadium.

Damien Hoyland, the 22-year-old Edinburgh wing, will start his first Test on the back of a stellar season with Edinburgh.

“I can’t believe it,” said Hoyland, who featured in Scotland’s dramatic victory in the London Sevens last month when they won a first World Sevens Series title.

“It’s still very, very surreal. The Sevens, when it happened, was the best feeling I had in my life and I couldn’t have imagined anything better, but this has to top it.”

More to follow.

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