Rugby World Cup 2015: Henry Pyrgos happy with stand-in role
|Rugby World Cup Pool B: Scotland v USA|
|Venue: Elland Road, Leeds Date: Sunday, 27 September Kick-off: 14:30 BST|
|Coverage: Listen on BBC Radio Scotland & 5 live; live text commentary on BBC Sport website|
Henry Pyrgos is ready to make the most of what could be his only chance to captain Scotland at this World Cup.
Fellow scrum-half Greig Laidlaw was Scotland's man of the match in their opening Pool B win over Japan.
But Pyrgos takes over as skipper as head coach Vern Cotter rotates his squad against the USA on Sunday.
"Greig had a great game on Wednesday, but I'll focus on my role and do it to the best of my ability," said the Glasgow Warriors 26-year-old.
"I just look at it like it's a great opportunity.
"Hopefully, we get the right result."
Pyrgos led Scotland in a World Cup warm-up defeat by Ireland last month and will be determined to retain his place.
However, Laidlaw is almost certain to return for the potentially decisive meeting with South Africa in Newcastle a week on Saturday.
"I knew coming in that was how it was going to go," added Pyrgos.
"It was amazing to lead the team out against Ireland and again it's a huge honour to captain Scotland at a World Cup.
"I know how much it means to the country and I'm really excited.
"I'm not sure how I'll feel when I get out there, but it'll be a big moment for myself and my family."