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Townsend names youthful Scottish squad


Townsend names youthful Scottish squad

Gregor Townsend has included six uncapped players and named Stuart McInally as captain for Scotland’s tour of Canada, the United States and Argentina next month.

Townsend has selected a young 33-man squad, with an average age of 25 and just two players aged 30 or over.

Edinburgh duo Lewis Carmichael and Jamie Ritchie will be hoping to win their first caps, along with Glasgow Warriors back-row Matt Fagerson.

Glasgow’s George Horne and Adam Hastings have been called up, while Harlequins fly-half James Lang is also in line for an international bow.

Hooker McInally will lead his country in the absence of the rested John Barclay.

Luke Crosbie (knee), John Hardie (back), Huw Jones (wrist), Willem Nel (knee) and Hamish Watson (shoulder) miss out due to injury.

Scotland squad:

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 (captain), 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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