De Luca in Scotland starting line-up
Centre Nick De Luca has been restored to the starting line-up in Scotland's only change for Saturday's RBS 6 Nations wooden spoon decider with Italy.
De Luca was a late withdrawal from the 32-14 loss to Ireland last Saturday after exacerbating a hamstring problem in the warm-up and comes in for wing Lee Jones, who suffered severe concussion in the defeat in Dublin.
Max Evans, who took De Luca's place in the team at the Aviva Stadium, has taken Jones' slot on the right wing.
The only other change in personnel in the matchday 22 sees Bath back Jack Cuthbert named among the replacements.
Head coach Andy Robinson has 11 losses from 14 Six Nations matches after defeats to England, Wales, France and Ireland in the tournament thus far and must win for Scotland to avoid a seventh successive defeat for the first time since 1998.
Scotland are seeking a first win in Rome since 2006.
Robinson said: "Nick was unfortunate to miss the game in Ireland through a hamstring problem and the challenge for him on Saturday will be to contribute as purposefully against the Italians as he did in his last game, against France."
Scotland team to play Italy in the RBS 6 Nations at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on Saturday, March 17 (kick-off 1230GMT):
S Hogg (Glasgow Warriors); M Evans (Castres), N De Luca (Edinburgh), G Morrison (Glasgow Warriors), S Lamont (Scarlets); G Laidlaw (Edinburgh), M Blair (Edinburgh); A Jacobsen (Edinburgh), R Ford (capt, Edinburgh), G Cross (Edinburgh), R Gray (Glasgow Warriors), J Hamilton (Gloucester), J Barclay (Glasgow Warriors), R Rennie (Edinburgh), D Denton (Edinburgh).
Replacements: S Lawson (Gloucester), E Murray (Newcastle), A Kellock (Glasgow Warriors), R Vernon (Sale Sharks), C Cusiter (Glasgow Warriors), R Jackson (Glasgow Warriors), J Cuthbert (Bath).