Huw Jones looks set to be the big casualty in Scotland’s World Cup squad.
The centre has scored ten tries in 22 internationals, but RugbyPass understands that the Glasgow Warriors player will pay the price after suffering a dip in form.
According to a source close to the Scottish camp, Magnus Bradbury, Matt Fagerson, Josh Strauss and Rory Hutchinson are all also set to be excluded from Gregor Townsend’s 31-man squad, which will be submitted to World Rugby today.
Townsend will publicly announce his squad on Tuesday.
Jones has failed to recapture the form that saw him become a key player for Glasgow and Scotland in 2018, including a standout performance in Scotland’s 25-13 Six Nations defeat of England, their first since 2008.
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Strauss’ expected omission looks to be the result of a lack of consistency in his performances, despite featuring seven times for Townsend this year.
Hutchinson will also be hugely disappointed to miss the cut having made a big impact since his debut against France, including two tries against Georgia last Saturday.
Bradbury played a key role in the thrilling 38-38 draw with England during the Six Nations, but has missed all three of Scotland’s warm-up matches with injury.
Fagerson has also failed to sufficiently impress Townsend, despite performing well in the 44-10 win over Georgia.
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