Argentina lock Esteban Lozada has recovered from a head injury to line up for Edinburgh against Leinster in the Magner’s League on Friday night.
Openside Ross Rennie returns to the back row, captain Roddy Grant moving to number eight for the injured Netani Telai.
Flanker Alan MacDonald could appear on the bench for a possible impact involvement on the back of a period of rehabilitation on a hip injury.
EDINBURGH (v Leinster): 15 Chris Paterson, 14 Mark Robertson, 13 Ben Cairns, 12 Alex Grove, 11 Tim Visser, 10 Phil Godman, 9 Mike Blair, 8 Roddy Grant (c), 7 Ross Rennie, 6 Scott Newlands, 5 Scott MacLeod, 4 Esteban Lozada, 3 Geoff Cross, 2 Ross Ford, 1 Allan Jacobsen.
Replacements: 16 Andrew Kelly, 17 Kyle Traynor, 18 Jack Gilding, 19 Craig Hamilton, 20 Alan MacDonald/David Denton, 21 Greig Laidlaw, 22 David Blair, 23 John Houston.