Former Scotland under-20 hooker Fraser Brown could take another step on the road back to a pro career as part of the Scotland clubs’ international squad to take on French clubs at Ayr on Friday.
Brown, who starts on the bench, was injured and released by Edinburgh without playing a game and has now converted to flanker at Heriot’s.
Another ex-pro, Sean Crombie, captains the Scots who have Currie’s Richard Snedden back at scrum half and another regular to this level, Alan Dymock, playing prop.
Scotland: Fraser Harkness (Selkirk), Callum Anderson (Aberdeen), Ross Curle (Ayr), Dean Kelbrick (Hawks), Fraser Thomson (Melrose), Lee Millar (Gala), Richard Snedden (Currie), Alan Dymock (Heriot’s), Sean Crombie (Boroughmuir, captain), Alan Brown (Dundee), Rory McKay (Hawks), Scott Sutherland (Ayr), Graeme Dodds (Melrose), Rob Colhoun (Ayr), Ross Weston (Currie). Subs: Fraser Brown (Heriot’s), John Cox (Currie), Gary Holborn (Melrose), Richard Hawkins (Dundee), Andrew Rose (Boroughmuir), Morgan Ward (Aberdeen), Stuart Edwards (Stirling), Danny Gilmour (Stirling).