Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has added uncapped Glasgow Warriors duo Scott Cummings and Kyle Steyn to the training squad ahead of the World Cup scheduled in Japan later this year.
The duo will now link up with the 42-man squad that was already announced by Townsend in the first week of May.
Cummings made his professional rugby debut with Glasgow Warriors in 2015 while Steyn joined the Scotstoun Ground outfit in 2019 from Griquas. Both the players were part of the Glasgow Warriors squad that went on to reach the final of the Pro14 in the 2018/19 season.
“We are fortunate to have a number of very good second-rows available to us right now," said Townsend.
“With Richie Gray, Tim Swinson and Andrew Davidson also in contention for this remaining place in our World Cup squad, Scott’s selection is a testament to how well he has performed throughout the season and in particular over the past few weeks.
“He was impressive in his ball carrying, defence and his all-round work-rate on Saturday against Leinster and we look forward to working with him and the other four second-rows in our squad.”
Scotland training squad
Forwards: John Barclay, Simon Berghan, Jamie Bhatti, Magnus Bradbury, Fraser Brown, Allan Dell, Matt Fagerson, Zander Fagerson, Grant Gilchrist, Gary Graham, Jonny Gray, Stuart McInally, Willem Nel, Gordon Reid, Jamie Ritchie, Sam Skinner, Grant Stewart, Josh Strauss, Blade Thomson, Ben Toolis, George Turner, Hamish Watson, Ryan Wilson, Scott Cummings.
Backs: Darcy Graham, Nick Grigg, Chris Harris, Adam Hastings, Stuart Hogg, George Horne, Pete Horne, Rory Hutchinson, Huw Jones, Sam Johnson, Blair Kinghorn, Greig Laidlaw, Sean Maitland, Byron McGuigan, Ali Price, Henry Pyrgos, Finn Russell, Tommy Seymour, Duncan Taylor, Kyle Steyn