Hastings back as Scotland change 15 players for US

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United States v Scotland

Date: Friday, 12 July Time: 23:30 BST Venue: Audi Field, Washington DC

Coverage: Follow the action via live text commentary on the BBC Sport website

Adam Hastings will return for Scotland in an entirely new starting line-up named by coach Gregor Townsend for the second Test of the summer against the United States.

None of the players that featured in the 73-12 victory against Canada will start the game against the US in Washington DC on Friday (23:30 BST).

Hastings last represented Scotland against Fiji in 2022 and partners George Horne at half-back in a backline dominated by Glasgow players.

Alex Craig will wins his first cap in three years as he joins Scott Cummings in the second row.

Elliot Millar Mills, Williamson, Luke Crosbie, Rory Sutherland, Robbie Smith, Ross Thompson and Matt Currie are all named among the replacements having played in Canada last weekend.

They opened their summer tour last weekend by running in 11 tries to sweep aside Canada. After playing the US, Townsend's side take on Chile (20 July) and Uruguay (27 July) live on BBC Scotland and iPlayer.

Scotland last faced the US in 2018, when a side containing Stuart Hogg, Blair Kinghorn, Adam Hastings and Zander and Matt Fagerson lost 30-29 in Houston.

Scotland team to play USA

Rowe; Steyn, Jones, Tuipulotu (all Glasgow), Van der Merwe (Edinburgh); Hastings, Horne (both Glasgow); Walker (Glasgow), Ashman, Schoeman (both Edinburgh); Cummings (Glasgow), Craig ­(Scarlets); Ritchie (Edinburgh), Darge, M Fagerson (both Glasgow).

Replacements: Smith (Northampton), Sutherland (Glasgow), Millar Mills (Northampton), Williamson (Glasgow), Crosbie (Edinburgh), Dobie (Glasgow), Thompson, Currie (both Edinburgh).

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