"Rory has performed well for Gloucester at the end of the season," explained Robinson. "You have to view this on merit. I think we have three outstanding scrum-halves and I believe it's right to pick Rory."
Gloucester team mates Scott Lawson and Alasdair Strokosch are both named amongst the replacements although prop Alasdair Dickinson is sidelined with an abdominal upset.
Hugo Southwell; Max Evans, Nick De Luca, Graeme Morrison, Sean Lamont; Dan Parks, Rory Lawson; Allan Jacobsen, Ross Ford, Moray Low; Jim Hamilton, Alastair Kellock (capt); Kelly Brown, Johnnie Beattie, John Barclay.
Scott Lawson, Geoff Cross, Scott MacLeod, Alasdair Strokosch, Mike Blair, Phil Godman, Jim Thompson.