Scotland name six uncapped players for summer tour

Scotland coach Gregor Townsend has named the squad for summer tour
Scotland coach Gregor Townsend has named the squad for summer tour

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has included six uncapped players in a 33-man squad for the upcoming summer tour clashes against Canada, United States and Argentina.

The list includes Edinburgh duo Lewis Carmichael and Jamie Ritchie along with Glasgow Warriors' Matt Fagerson, George Horne and Adam Hastings. Harlequins fly-half James Lang also has been called up while Stuart McInally has been handed the captaincy for the first time with John Barclay rested.

Townsend stated that the tour will give an opportunity for him to get a glimpse of the young talents especially with the World Cup around the corner.

"There are twin goals for this tour – the first is to build on the work we’ve done so far this season and finish with improved performances. We also have the Rugby World Cup in our thoughts, as this will be our last tour before we leave for Japan next year,” said Townsend.

"Touring and staying together for four weeks and experiencing different environments will be very informative – seeing how players get on with each other, how much they improve and how they rise to each challenge we face on tour."

Meanwhile, Luke Crosbie, John Hardie, Huw Jones, Willem Nel and Hamish Watson are all unavailable for selection due to injuries.

Scotland will face Canada, United States and Argentina on 9th, 16th and 23rd June respectively.

Scotland squad for summer tour:

Forwards: Simon Berghan, Jamie Bhatti, Magnus Bradbury, Fraser Brown, Lewis Carmichael, Allan Dell, David Denton, Matt Fagerson, Zander Fagerson, Grant Gilchrist, Richie Gray, Luke Hamilton, Murray McCallum, Stuart McInally (c), Jamie Ritchie, Tim Swinson, George Turner, Ben Toolis

Backs: Nick Grigg, Chris Harris, Adam Hastings, Sam Hidalgo-Clyne, Alex Dunbar, Stuart Hogg, George Horne, Pete Horne, Ruaridh Jackson, Lee Jones, Blair Kinghorn, James Lang, Byron McGuigan, Ali Price, Duncan Taylor

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