Scotland's interim head coach Scott Johnson has been forced to make two changes to his side for this weekend's RBS 6 Nations clash with Italy.
Back-row forward Strokosch - who will see specialists in Edinburgh to examine the extent of an eye socket injury - is replaced by Robert Harley, while Ross Ford comes in at hooker in place of Hall, missing with a knee injury. However, Hall could yet feature and has been pencilled in as replacement number two with understudy Pat MacArthur, with a decision to come later this week.
Johnson said: "I had the pleasure of working with Robert on our tour last summer.
"He's big and aggressive and he's been knocking on the door for selection for a while. He deserves this chance as a reward for his club form.
"Italy's victory over France in Rome was well deserved and certainly didn't surprise us. It will be a true Test match this weekend and it would be great to have a big vocal Murrayfield crowd supporting the boys this weekend."
Kelly Brown will retain the captaincy for the visit of the Azzurri after Johnson - who has declined to confirm if he will continue in the role for the entire competition - gave him the nod once more.