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Edinburgh — Scotland coach Gregor Townsend has warned his side will have to up their game when they face an “ambitious” South Africa at Murrayfield on Saturday. The Scots ran in eight tries during a 54-17 thrashing of Fiji last weekend. But South Africa, edged out 12-11 by England at Twickenham in their tour opener and fresh from a 29-26 comeback win over France in Paris, are set to provide Scotland with a tougher test. Townsend has responded to the challenge of the Springboks by making six changes to his side for the upcoming encounter in Edinburgh, which will see both sides continue their preparations for next year’s World Cup in Japan.

Sam Skinner, Scotland’s man-of-the-match against Fiji, has been switched to blindside flanker after making his Test debut at lock. Jonny Gray and Ben Toolis return to form the second-row partnership, while Hamish Watson returns to the back row. Vice-captain Stuart McInally starts at hooker, with London Irish prop Gordon Reid at loosehead prop...

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