Ospreys wing Nikki Walker will win his 22nd cap on Saturday after receiving a late call-up into the Scotland team to face Italy at Murrayfield on the final day of this season's RBS 6 Nations.
In spite of intensive treatment Glasgow Warriors’ Max Evans has not recovered sufficiently from an ankle strain he sustained against England last weekend, meaning Walker gets the nod.
Scotland head coach Andy Robinson said: “Our medical team have worked tirelessly as ever but Max is not quite right for the rigours of a Test match.
“We wish him a speedy recovery. Nikki has been part of our squad throughout the championship and played in our last Murrayfield international against Ireland. This is a golden opportunity for him now to produce a special performance.
“We approach tomorrow with confidence and determined to give the Murrayfield crowd a lot to cheer about.”