Scotland flanker Ally Hogg admits he is looking forward to discovering what the new national coaching set-up has in store for the players during the autumn Test matches.
There have been significant alterations to the Scotland coaching panel in the past year with only head coach Frank Hadden still in place.
He has been joined by assistant coaches in the form of Glasgow supremo Sean Lineen and Edinburgh counterpart Andy Robinson.
In addition, former All Black skipper Mike Brewer has arrived to drill the forwards while rugby league legend Graham Steadman will lead the defence sessions.
Hogg has been used to dealing with George Graham and Alan Tait respectively but insists the fresh minds will be welcomed to the Test set-up.
He said: “It would have been nice to ply Canada first so we could get rid of a bit of the international rust with the new coaching structure before we play the All Blacks and South Africa.
“But we’ll be up for every game and it’s going to be interesting to see what the new coaches bring to the set-up and I’m looking forward to working with them.”