Matt Scott has told Vern Cotter's critics to lay off the Scotland head coach, insisting he has his players' trust.
Sean Maitland and Tommy Seymour have been named in Scotland's final World Cup warm-up match, against France on Saturday.
Ross Ford is keen to ensure that Scotland do not suffer a repeat of 2011's humiliating failure at this year's World Cup.
Scotland lock Jim Hamilton has announced his retirement from international rugby.
Blair Cowan and John Barclay have both been left out of Scotland's 31-man squad for the upcoming World Cup.
Glasgow lock Tim Swinson says he is "flabbergasted" to have been named in the Scotland squad for the World Cup.
Grant Gilchrist admits no news may be good news as he waits to learn if he will make Scotland's World Cup squad.
Scotland scored six tries in a record 48-7 win over Italy at Murrayfield in their World Cup warm-up.
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