Maitland happy with return to Murrayfield
RETURNING to Murrayfield’s home comforts will help Scotland get their autumn campaign up and running against Fiji, believes Sean Maitland.
Gregor Townsend’s side lost 21-10 to Wales in Cardiff in their opener, their sixth straight Test on the road since beating England in February.
But they have won eight of their past nine matches at Murrayfield, their only defeat a close shave with New Zealand.
“Our track record has been pretty good,” said the Saracens wing.
“It’s sold out as well so that will add to the energy the crowd gives us at Murrayfield.
“There’ll be no complacency at all. We know how difficult the game will be and it’s going to be a great battle.
“But it’s exciting to be back – the last time I was at Murrayfield, we played England, so I have a lot of good memories.”
Maitland missed the defeat in Cardiff as the Test was outside the international window, but he returns alongside Finn Russell, Greig Laidlaw and fit-again Stuart Hogg to face the Fijians.