17 Warriors in Scotland Training Squad

Seventeen Glasgow Warriors have been named in Gregor Townsend’s Scotland training squad for Rugby World Cup 2019.

Grant Stewart is the only uncapped Warrior to be selected while six of the seventeen have previous Rugby World Cup experience.

Stewart is one of three Glasgow Hookers to be named, along with Fraser Brown and George Tuner. 

Jamie Bhatti and Zander Fagerson represent Glasgow on each side of the front row, with Zander’s brother Matt selected among the loose forwards.

Glasgow co-captain Ryan Wilson and Jonny Gray make it eight forwards in Townsend’s group.

Scrum-half pair Ali Price and George Horne will compete for the same position, while Pete Horne makes it two pairs of Warriors brothers in the Scotland squad.

Guinness PRO14 Young Player of the Season Adam Hastings will look to build on his 11 caps. In midfield Nick Grigg, Sam Johnson and Huw Jones have all been named.

Glasgow centurions Stuart Hogg and Tommy Seymour are the Warriors representatives in the back three.

A further two spaces in the squad remain unfulfilled (one forward and one back) with Townsend keeping the door open for those operating at the business end of the season to play their way into the group.

 

 

SCOTLAND TRAINING SQUAD

 

FORWARDS (23)

 

John Barclay (Edinburgh) – 71 caps; Rugby World Cup 2007 and 2011

Simon Berghan (Edinburgh) – 19 caps

Jamie Bhatti (Glasgow Warriors) – 13 caps

Magnus Bradbury (Edinburgh) – 7 caps

Fraser Brown (Glasgow Warriors) – 42 caps; Rugby World Cup 2015

Allan Dell (Edinburgh) – 22 caps

Matt Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors) – 3 caps

Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors) – 19 caps

Grant Gilchrist (Edinburgh) – 33 caps; Rugby World Cup 2015
Gary Graham (Newcastle Falcons) – 2 caps

Jonny Gray (Glasgow Warriors) – 51 caps; Rugby World Cup 2015

Stuart McInally (Edinburgh) – 27 caps

Willem Nel (Edinburgh) – 29 caps; Rugby World Cup 2015

Gordon Reid (London Irish) – 34 caps; Rugby World Cup 2015

Jamie Ritchie (Edinburgh) – 10 caps

Sam Skinner (Exeter Chiefs) – 5 caps

Grant Stewart (Glasgow Warriors) – uncapped

Josh Strauss (Sale Sharks) – 22 caps; Rugby World Cup 2015

Blade Thomson (Scarlets) – uncapped

Ben Toolis (Edinburgh) – 18 caps

George Turner (Glasgow Warriors) – 5 caps

Hamish Watson (Edinburgh) – 25 caps

Ryan Wilson (Glasgow Warriors) – 43 caps; Rugby World Cup 2015

 

BACKS (19)

 

Darcy Graham (Edinburgh) – 4 caps

Nick Grigg (Glasgow Warriors) – 9 caps

Chris Harris (Newcastle Falcons) – 8 caps

Adam Hastings (Glasgow Warriors) – 11 caps

Stuart Hogg (Glasgow Warriors) – 67 caps; Rugby World Cup 2015

George Horne (Glasgow Warriors) – 4 caps

Pete Horne (Glasgow Warriors) – 41 caps; Rugby World Cup 2015

Rory Hutchinson (Northampton Saints) – uncapped
Huw Jones (Glasgow Warriors) – 21 caps

Sam Johnson (Glasgow Warriors) – 4 caps

Blair Kinghorn (Edinburgh) – 11 caps

Greig Laidlaw (Clermont Auvergne) – 71 caps; Rugby World Cup 2015

Sean Maitland (Saracens) – 40 caps; Rugby World Cup 2015

Byron McGuigan (Sale Sharks) – 8 caps

Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors) – 24 caps

Henry Pyrgos (Edinburgh) – 27 caps; Rugby World Cup 2015

Finn Russell (Racing 92) – 44 caps; Rugby World Cup 2015

Tommy Seymour (Glasgow Warriors) – 50 caps; Rugby World Cup 2015

Duncan Taylor (Saracens) – 21 caps


SUMMER TESTS (times are local)

Saturday 17 August – France v Scotland; Allianz Stadium (kick-off 9pm)
Saturday 24 August – Scotland v France; BT Murrayfield (kick-off TBC)
Saturday 31 August – Georgia v Scotland; Dinamo Arena (kick-off TBC)
Friday 6 September – Scotland v Georgia; BT Murrayfield Stadium (kick-off TBC)

SCOTLAND RUGBY WORLD CUP 2019 POOL A FIXTURES (times are local)

Sunday 22 September – Ireland v Scotland; International Stadium, Yokohama (kick-off 4.45pm)
Monday 30 September – Scotland v Samoa; Kobe Misaki Stadium (kick-off 7.15pm)
Wednesday 9 October – Scotland v Russia; Shizuoka Stadium Ecopa (4.15pm)
Sunday 13 October – Japan v Scotland; International Stadium Yokohama (7.45pm)