Rugby-Redpath returns as Scotland name five new caps for Six Nations


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  • Wednesday, 19 Jan 2022

FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union - Six Nations Championship - England v Scotland - Twickenham, London, Britain - February 6, 2021 Scotland's Cameron Redpath celebrates after the match Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Centre Cameron Redpath has been included in Scotland's 39-man squad for the 2022 Six Nations just days after his first appearance in seven months as coach Gregor Townsend also named five uncapped players on Wednesday.

Redpath had a memorable debut in Scotland’s win at Twickenham last season and is in line for a return to the side to face England in this year’s opener in Edinburgh on Feb. 5.

The 22-year-old played this past weekend for English side Bath, his first game since injuring his knee in May.

"We’re delighted to be able to include Cameron Redpath in the squad," Townsend said in a media release from Scottish Rugby. "He managed to get a game under his belt prior to the squad selection so we’ll see how he performs in our training."

Saracens back rower Andy Christie is one of the quintet of uncapped players in the squad, along with scrumhalfs Ben Vellacott and Ben White, flanker Rory Darge and wing Kyle Rowe.

Back-rower Magnus Bradbury, prop WP Nel and lock Jonny Gray all return after they missed the Autumn International series at the end of last year.

"When you look through the squad, this is the most competitive I’ve seen it in so many areas and that’s testament to the strength and depth we have," Townsend said.

"We have been aware of all of the uncapped players for a while now and recently they have all experienced a breakthrough in terms of their performances at club level.

"A key part of the squad selection was rewarding form and that definitely applies to Ben Vellacott and Rory Darge who have been excellent for their clubs this season."

Scotland Six Nations Squad:

Forwards:

Ewan Ashman - Sale Sharks – 2 caps

Josh Bayliss – Bath Rugby – 2 caps

Jamie Bhatti - Glasgow Warriors – 22 caps

Magnus Bradbury – Edinburgh Rugby – 14 caps

Andy Christie - Saracens – uncapped

Scott Cummings – Glasgow Warriors – 21 caps

Rory Darge – Glasgow Warriors – uncapped

Matt Fagerson – Glasgow Warriors – 17 caps

Zander Fagerson – Glasgow Warriors – 42 caps

Grant Gilchrist - Edinburgh Rugby – 48 caps

Jonny Gray - Exeter Chiefs – 64 caps

Nick Haining – Edinburgh Rugby – 10 caps

Jamie Hodgson - Edinburgh Rugby – 3 caps

Stuart McInally – Edinburgh Rugby – 43 caps

WP Nel – Edinburgh Rugby – 43 caps

Jamie Ritchie - Edinburgh Rugby – 31 caps

Pierre Schoeman - Edinburgh Rugby – 4 caps

Javan Sebastian – Scarlets – 1 cap

Sam Skinner – Exeter Chiefs – 15 caps

Rory Sutherland – Worcester Warriors – 16 caps

George Turner - Glasgow Warriors – 20 caps

Hamish Watson - Edinburgh Rugby – 45 caps

Backs

Mark Bennett – Edinburgh Rugby – 22 caps

Darcy Graham – Edinburgh Rugby – 22 caps

Chris Harris – Gloucester Rugby – 31 caps

Stuart Hogg – Exeter Chiefs – 88 caps - Captain

Rory Hutchinson – Northampton Saints – 5 caps

Sam Johnson - Glasgow Warriors – 21 caps

Blair Kinghorn - Edinburgh Rugby – 28 caps

Rufus McLean - Glasgow Warriors – 2 caps

Ali Price - Glasgow Warriors – 46 caps

Cameron Redpath – Bath Rugby – 1 cap

Kyle Rowe – London Irish – uncapped

Finn Russell – Racing 92 – 58 caps

Kyle Steyn - Glasgow Warriors – 3 caps

Sione Tuipulotu- Glasgow Warriors – 1 cap

Duhan van der Merwe - Worcester Warriors – 13 caps

Ben Vellacott – Edinburgh Rugby – uncapped

Ben White – London Irish – uncapped

(Reporting by Nick Said; Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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