Craig Chalmers, Rowen Shepherd and Ian Smith are all out and Graham Hogg, the Scottish coach, confirmed that two players with stomach bugs, Derrick Lee and Andy Lucking, will take the field against the Falcons.
Wales set out on their tour of north America today knowing that only victories in the two Tests against the USA Eagles and one against Canada will do. Gwyn Jones, the Cardiff flanker, leads the 30-man squad.
Argentina suffered further humiliation yesterday on their tour to New Zealand losing to the First Division provincial side Taranak 26-10. There was also an upset Down Under for France who lost 26-25 to the Australian Barbarians in Newcastle.
SCOTLAND (v Gauteng Falcons, tonight, Brakpan): D Lee (London Scottish); A Stanger (Hawick), C Murray (Hawick), J Mayer (Watsonians), S Longstaff (Dundee HSFP); S Nichol (Melrose), G Burns (Watsonians); D Hilton (Bath), S Brotherstone (Melrose), B Stewart (Edinburgh Academicals), S Murray (Bedford), A Lucking (Currie), C Mather (Watsonians), P Walton (Newcastle), N Broughton (Melrose). Replacements: C Joiner (Leicester), D Hodge (Watsonians), G Beveridge (Boroughmuir), S Campbell (Melrose), G Graham (Newcastle), G Bulloch (West of Scotland).