NORTH Berwick rugby ace Chris Dean has kept his place in the Edinburgh Rugby side to face Italian outfit Benetton at BT Murrayfield tomorrow (Friday). 

He will again wear the number 13 jersey for his 68th appearance for the Capital club - Dean is joined by returning Scotland cap Matt Scott in midfield.

Edinburgh coach Richard Cockerill has also recalled Scotland caps Blair Kinghorn and Henry Pyrgos to the backline, while up front there are returns for WP Nel, Grant Gilchrist, Hamish Watson and Stuart McInally, who captains the side. 

Fijian Olympic 7s gold medalist Viliame 'Bill' Mata also returns after injury. 

Gullane-born Callum Hunter-Hill, who came off the bench against Leinster on Friday evening, drops out of the 23-man squad, with Fraser McKenzie back on the bench. 

See the team below. . . 

Cockerill said: “If we put together the performances from the last three weeks, we’ll certainly get points out of the next few games. I’ve got every confidence in this group of players.”