MUSSELBURGH-born rugby star Huw Jones returns to the Scotland line-up as they take on Samoa at BT Murrayfield on Saturday.

The centre, who grew up in the Honest Toun, will wear the number 13 jersey and partner soon-to-be Glasgow Warriors team-mate Alex Dunbar in midfield. 

It is Jones' (pictured below, image courtesy Scottish Rugby/SNS Group) first international appearance since the win over Italy, a hamstring injury forced him to miss the summer tour to Singapore, Australia and Fiji.

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John Barclay will once more lead the side in the absence of Greig Laidlaw while Edinburgh prop Darryl Marfo will win his first cap. 

A further two uncapped players have been named on the bench, another of Jones' future club colleagues, prop Jamie Bhatti and Newcastle Falcons back Chris Harris. 

The Samoans have endured a difficult build-up to the match, with the country's prime minister Tuila'epa Sailele Malielegaoi declaring the Samoa Rugby Union, of which he is chairman, is bankrupt.

Gregor Townsend, Scotland head coach, said: “We’re looking forward to playing three very good teams this autumn and Samoa will be a big challenge for us first up.

“We have approached this game – like we will for all our games this season – knowing that to achieve success we will have to play close to our very best.

“Samoa are a very dangerous team with a number of top quality players.”