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Scotland head coach Vern Cotter has named Tommy Seymour on the left wing in one of four changes to the Scottish team that will start against Argentina at Murrayfield on Saturday. James White Jersey .Cotter hands a debut to back-row Magnus Bradbury, whose inclusion on the blindside flank sees John Barclay move to no. 8, with Hamish Watson returning to the openside and Ryan Wilson selected on the bench.Edinburgh Rugby lock Grant Gilchrist, who captained Scotland to victory over the Pumas in Cordoba two years ago, and Glasgow Warriors hooker Fraser Brown are promoted from the bench.The return of wing Tommy Seymour is the only change to the back division, meaning two-time try-scorer Huw Jones and centre partner Alex Dunbar, half-backs Greig Laidlaw and Finn Russell, and Stuart Hogg and Sean Maitland are reinstated.Every week we want to improve, said Cotter. We did a lot of good things against Australia: we scored three tries to their two, we were aggressive in attack and our defence held strong for the most part.While its disappointing we didnt walk off with the win, Im proud of the courage the players showed and the way they adapted to changes on the paddock due to injuries.Saturdays game is going to be a different challenge for us, both physically and mentally, against a very dangerous Argentina side.They have the capacity to vary their game so we have to be prepared for whatever approach they take, though we can expect them to look to dominate the set piece as a starting point, be very explosive around the rucks and look to get their offloading game up and running.We will have to be disciplined and make sure we capitalise on every opportunity we create.Scotland team to play JapanStuart Hogg, Sean Maitland, Huw Jones, Alex Dunbar, Tommy Seymour, Finn Russell, Greig Laidlaw; Allan Dell, Fraser Brown, Zander Ferguson, Grant Gilchrist, Jonny Gray, Magnus Bradbury, Hamish Watson, John Barclay.Replacements: Ross Ford, Alex Allan, Moray Low, Tim Swinson, Ryan Wilson, Ali Price, Pete Horne, Tim Visser. 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