Rugby-Scotland name squad for Americas tour


  • Rugby
  • Wednesday, 12 Jun 2024

Rugby Union - Six Nations Championship - Wales v Scotland - Principality Stadium, Cardiff, Wales, Britain - February 3, 2024 Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend before the match Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs/ File Photo

(Reuters) - Scotland have picked 10 uncapped players in a 37-man squad for four tests in the Americas next month, coach Gregor Townsend said on Wednesday.

Forwards Gregor Brown, Nathan McBeth and Max Williamson are drawn from Glasgow Warriors, who play in the United Rugby Championship semi-final against holders Munster on Saturday, while winger Arron Reed was in the Six Nations squad this year.

His Sale team mate Gus Warr earned a first call-up, along with former Scotland Under-20 captain Robbie Smith, lock Ewan Johnson and Edinburgh's Matt Currie and Patrick Harrison.

Adam Hastings and Josh Bayliss returned after injury layoffs and hooker Dylan Richardson is also recalled.

Scotland start their month-long tour in Ottawa against Canada on July 6, before taking on the U.S in Washington D.C.

They face Chile in Santiago on July 20 and Uruguay in Montevideo on July 27.

Squad:

Backs: Matt Currie (Edinburgh), Jamie Dobie (Glasgow Warriors), Adam Hastings (Gloucester), Ben Healy (Edinburgh), George Horne (Glasgow Warriors), Huw Jones, Stafford McDowall (both Glasgow Warriors), Harry Paterson (Edinburgh), Arron Reed (Sale Sharks), Kyle Rowe, Kyle Steyn, Ross Thompson, Sione Tuipulotu (all Glasgow Warriors), Duhan van der Merwe (Edinburgh), Gus Warr (Sale Sharks)

Forwards: Ewan Ashman (Edinburgh), Josh Bayliss (Bath), Gregor Brown (Glasgow Warriors), Alex Craig (Scarlets), Luke Crosbie (Edinburgh), Scott Cummings, Rory Darge, Matt Fagerson (all Glasgow Warriors), Patrick Harrison (Edinburgh), Will Hurd (Leicester Tigers), Ewan Johnson (Oyonnax), Nathan McBeth (Glasgow Warriors), Elliot Millar-Mills (Northampton Saints), Javan Sebastian, Pierre Schoeman (both Edinburgh), Robbie Smith (Northampton Saints), Rory Sutherland (Oyonnax), Dylan Richardson (Sharks), Jamie Ritchie (Edinburgh), Murphy Walker, Max Williamson (both Glasgow Warriors), Glen Young (Edinburgh).

(Writing by Mark Gleeson in Cape Town; Editing by Ed Osmond)

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