Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has challenged the three uncapped hookers named in his Guinness Six Nations squad to show him why they deserve to be the one who earns a place in the matchday 23 for their opener against Italy on February 2.
TRU's Gary Heatly was out in Cape Town for the second round of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens series where he witnessed his native Scotland produce another encouraging display, USA go to the summit and Fiji lift silverware.
Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend admits he never liked playing inside centre during his career, but has backed the current lead playmaker Finn Russell to adapt to the job of wearing number 12 with ease.
Scotland star Finn Russell believes his game has become more controlled since he moved to France in the summer - and he knows he will need every ounce of that control against South Africa this weekend.
This weekend, Sam Skinner will make his Scotland debut when they take on Fiji and his former forwards coach at Taunton Titans, Chris Brown, caught up with Gary Heatly to discuss the rise of the second-row.