Cumbrian centre Chris Harris will get the chance to impress ahead of the Rugby World Cup when he starts Scotland’s second World Cup warm-up Test against France this weekend.

Former Carlisle Rugby Club man Harris, whose grandmother is from Dumfries, joins Pete Horne in a new starting midfield partnership with the Scots making 14 changes, with full-back Stuart Hogg the sole starter retained.

Gregor Townsend’s team will look to respond at the BT Murrayfield Stadium on Saturday (kick-off 1.10pm) after last Saturday’s 32-3 hammering against France.

“Our first outing of the season was a disappointment and not reflective of the hard work our players have put in over the past two months,” head coach Townsend told Scottish Rugby's website.

“France are a very dangerous side if you give them space and quick ball to play, which is what we allowed to happen on too many occasions last week. Our focus all week has been to remedy this and also create much more from our attacking game.

"It was a stark reminder of how tough things can be at international level if our standards slip. We expect our players to show a much truer picture of themselves this Saturday.”

When he steps out on the field, Harris will earn his ninth international cap.