Scotland captain Stuart Hogg “wouldn’t be happy” starting at fly-half after filling in at the end of an injury-hit Six Nations 14-10 win against Wales.
Head coach Gregor Townsend said Finn Russell and Adam Hastings are facing “weeks” out and hinted that his captain could return to his old position.
“I’m old enough and ugly enough to be battered around at 10,” Hogg said.
“I’ve got a fair amount of experience. Obviously I wouldn’t be happy with starting there, but I did my little thing for the team.
“It was the easiest decision for the team. It was just a case of moving one person out of position.”
Scotland face Italy in two weeks’ time in the Autumn Nations Cup, followed by games against France and Fiji.
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RANKED: Which Autumn Nations Cup Team Has the Most Foreign-Born Players?
This year, 11 South Africans, 10 New Zealanders and six Aussies will take to the field during the Autumn Nations Cup despite their countries not taking part.
Find out who has the most as we rank the participants from least to most.
8. GEORGIA – 1
- Merab Sharikadze (Russia)
7. FIJI – 2
- Ben Volavola (Australia)
- Sam Matavesi (England)