Glasgow Warriors' Ruaridh Jackson has been handed a chance to stake his claim for the Scotland No.10 shirt after being named at fly-half for the Heineken Cup clash with Newport Gwent Dragons.
The 21-year-old will be starting in his favourite position for the first time this season on Friday night after returning to full fitness following a dislocated shoulder.
Colin Gregor will captain the Warriors on his 90th appearance for the club but Scotland internationals John Barclay, Chris Cusiter, Dougie Hall, Alastair Kellock, Moray Low and Graeme Morrison are all rested.
And despite the absences, Warriors head coach Sean Lineen insists his side still have enough quality to match their Welsh opponents.
“It's fantastic to bring in players of the quality of Ruaridh Jackson and Rob Dewey as well as taking a look at Kelly Brown at seven,” said Lineen.
“We're very serious about the Heineken Cup but we also have to look at our position in the Magners League.”