Tom Heathcote has been named in the starting XV for Scotland A's game against the England Saxons at Kingston Park on Friday, February 1st (kick-off 8pm).
Heathcote, who earned his first and only cap to date in the 2012 EMC Tests, starts at stand-off for Head Coach Shade Munro's side in their Six Nations Championship opener.
Last season Scotland's back-up senior side ran in four unanswered tries to win 35-0 against their English counterparts at Netherdale, and now prepare for a return fixture at Kingston Park, the home of Newcastle Falcons.
Munro said: "This is the first senior representative match of 2013 for a Scottish side and, as an opener for the RBS 6 Nations Championship, we have the opportunity to put a marker down and show what Scottish rugby is about, while those selected have an excellent chance to show why they deserve to feature in the remainder of the RBS 6 Nations campaign.
"However, with just one game for the Scotland A team this season, these elements are really an aside to our main objective. Everything this team has done has been designed to put us in a position to beat the England Saxons".
Fans can watch the game live on Sky Sports 2 from 7:30pm.
Scotland A starting XV to face England Saxons
15 Greig Tonks (Edinburgh Rugby)â¨â¨
14 Duncan Taylor (Saracens)
â¨13 Alex Grove (Worcester Warriors)
12 Alex Dunbar (Glasgow Warriors)
â¨11 Nikki Walker (Worcester Warriors)
10 Tom Heathcote (Bath Rugby)
â¨9 Sean Kennedy (Glasgow Warriors)
â¨â¨1 Alasdair Dickinson (Sale Sharks)
2 Steven Lawrie (Edinburgh Rugby)
â¨3 Jon Welsh (Glasgow Warriors)
â¨4 Tom Ryder (Glasgow Warriors)
5 Tim Swinson (Glasgow Warriors)
â¨6 Stuart McInally (Edinburgh Rugby)
â¨7 Richie Vernon (Sale Sharks)
â¨8 Ryan Wilson (Glasgow Warriors) (c)
16 Alun Walker (Edinburgh Rugby)
â¨17 Grant Shiells (Newcastle Falcons)
â¨18 Gordon Reid (Glasgow Warriors)
â¨19 Robert McAlpine (Edinburgh Rugby)â¨
20 James Eddie (Glasgow Warriors)â¨
21 Jamie Stevenson (London Scottish)
â¨22 Ben Cairns (Edinburgh Rugby)â¨
23 Dougie Fife (Edinburgh Rugby)