While a number of the starting XV jersey will be nailed on, head coach Gregor Townsend still has a few tough decisions to make across the park

Who should start for Scotland in Rugby World Cup 2019 opener against Ireland?

Scotland kick off their 2019 Rugby World Cup campaign on Sunday when they face Ireland in Group A of the historic competition.

Who should line up in the Starting XV for the dark blues in Yokohama though? Here are our thoughts.

Many fans may prefer more dynamic options in Price and Horne but Laidlaw's experience and kicking ability should see him as first choice 9

9. Greig Laidlaw

Many fans may prefer more dynamic options in Price and Horne but Laidlaw's experience and kicking ability should see him as first choice 9
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No tough choices here, many are expecting the Racing 92 stand-off to be one of the competitions stand-out performers

10. Finn Russell

No tough choices here, many are expecting the Racing 92 stand-off to be one of the competitions stand-out performers
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A mainstay of the Scotland squad for over six years now, the New Zealand born winger has been in excellent form for his club

11. Sean Maitland

A mainstay of the Scotland squad for over six years now, the New Zealand born winger has been in excellent form for his club
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The Glasgow centre only really burst on to the scene this year but has put in enough impressive performances for club and country to earn a starting berth

12. Sam Johnson

The Glasgow centre only really burst on to the scene this year but has put in enough impressive performances for club and country to earn a starting berth
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