Nine Warriors included in Scotland squad

Nine Warriors included in Scotland squad

Nine Glasgow Warriors have been selected in the Scotland squad for the 2021 Guinness Six Nations, with a further two of the club’s brightest up-and-coming talents invited to train with the senior international squad.

members of the Glasgow pack have been rewarded for their form so far this
season by Scotland Head Coach Gregor Townsend, as the men in blue prepare for
their championship opener against England at Twickenham on Saturday 6 February.

Having made
his Scotland debut during the autumn Test window, Oli Kebble is selected as one
of Townsend’s three loose-heads after impressing on the international stage.

Fagerson is included amongst the three tight-heads a day after the Perth-born
prop celebrated his 25th birthday, whilst younger brother Matt is
included amongst the back-row options.

Turner is joined by club-mate Grant Stewart at hooker, with both men competing for
their first involvement in a Guinness Six Nations match.

Richie Gray –
the most-capped Glasgow representative in the squad with 55 Scotland
appearances to his name – is joined amongst the second-row options by Scott
Cummings, who will look to add to his streak of 17 consecutive caps for

Behind the
scrum, Huw Jones is rewarded for his outstanding form in the 2020/21 Guinness
PRO14 season, with the former Stormer sitting in the top five of no fewer than
four stats categories in the competition to date.

Ali Price completes
the Glasgow contingent, the scrum-half looking to add to his 37 caps for his
country over the course of the 2021 Guinness Six Nations.

In addition,
Townsend and his coaching staff have included both Jamie Dobie and Rufus McLean
amongst the cohort of players invited to train alongside the squad in the
build-up to the Calcutta Cup.

scrum-half Dobie receives his first call-up to train with the senior Scotland
squad, having previously captained Scotland U18.

Inverness native has made a whirlwind start to his professional career, having
been named as the club’s Young Player of the Season in 2019/20.

on the wing or at full-back, McLean made an impressive Glasgow Warriors debut
in Saturday’s 23-22 victory over Edinburgh at Scotstoun.

The flyer
was one of the standout players for Scotland U20 in the 2020 U20 Six Nations,
scoring three tries in four appearances across the campaign.



Ewan Ashman (Sale Sharks) – Uncapped
Simon Berghan (Edinburgh) – 28 caps
David Cherry (Edinburgh) – Uncapped
Alex Craig (Gloucester) – Uncapped
Scott Cummings (Glasgow Warriors) – 17 caps
Allan Dell – London Irish – 32 caps
Matt Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors) – 9 caps
Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors) – 34 caps
Gary Graham (Newcastle Falcons) – 2 caps
Grant Gilchrist (Edinburgh) – 42 caps
Jonny Gray (Exeter Chiefs) – 61 caps
Richie Gray (Glasgow Warriors) – 65 caps
Oli Kebble (Glasgow Warriors) – 5 caps
Willem Nel (Edinburgh) – 40 caps
Jamie Ritchie (Edinburgh) – 23 caps
Grant Stewart (Glasgow Warriors) – 3 caps
Rory Sutherland (Edinburgh) – 11 caps
Blade Thomson (Scarlets) – 9 caps
George Turner (Glasgow Warriors) – 12 caps
Hamish Watson (Edinburgh) – 36 caps

BACKS (15)

Darcy Graham (Edinburgh) – 15 caps
Chris Harris (Gloucester) – 23 caps
Stuart Hogg (Exeter Chiefs) CAPTAIN – 80 caps
Huw Jones (Glasgow Warriors) – 26 caps
Blair Kinghorn (Edinburgh) – 25 caps
James Lang (Harlequins) – 5 caps
Sean Maitland (Saracens) – 50 caps
Byron McGuigan (Sale Sharks) – 10 caps
Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors) – 37 caps
Cameron Redpath – (Bath Rugby) – Uncapped
Finn Russell (Racing 92) – 51 caps
Scott Steele (Harlequins) – 1 cap
Duncan Taylor (Saracens) – 28 caps
Jaco van der Walt (Edinburgh) – 1 cap
Duhan van der Merwe (Edinburgh) – 5 caps

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