Scotland are already at the level of Ireland and the other leading teams in the Northern Hemisphere, believes Gregor Townsend.
The changes include Finn Russell starting in the centre.
Sometimes, it’s the little things that make the biggest difference. This reality was rubbed home with a vengeance while watching Scotland and Ireland square up to South Africa and New Zealand respectively.
Scottish rugby has made definite strides forward in recent years.
Scotland wing Tommy Seymour insists the £1.25million spent on the new Murrayfield pitch will be repaid in Test victories.