Scotland announce squad for the Six Nations

Andy Robinson has announced his 32 man Scotland squad for the upcoming Six Nations tournament, which begins at home with the Calcutta Cup match against England. There are six uncapped players in the squad; Lee Jones, Stuart Hogg, Duncan Weir, Robert Harley, Fraser McKenzie, Steven Shingler.

Backs: Joe Ansbro (London Irish), Mike Blair (Edinburgh Rugby), Chris Cusiter (Glasgow Warriors), Simon Danielli (Ulster), Nick De Luca (Edinburgh Rugby), Max Evans (Castres), Stuart Hogg, Ruaridh Jackson (both Glasgow Warriors), Lee Jones, Greig Laidlaw (both Edinburgh Rugby), Rory Lamont (Glasgow Warriors), Sean Lamont (Scarlets), Rory Lawson (Gloucester), Graeme Morrison (Glasgow Warriors), Dan Parks (Cardiff Blues), Steven Shingler (London Irish) and Duncan Weir (Glasgow Warriors)

Forwards: John Barclay (Glasgow Warriors), Kelly Brown (Saracens), Geoff Cross, David Denton (both Edinburgh Rugby), Alasdair Dickinson (Sale Sharks), Ross Ford (Edinburgh Rugby), Richie Gray, Dougie Hall (both Glasgow Warriors), Jim Hamilton (Gloucester), Robert Harley (Glasgow Warriors), Allan Jacobsen (Edinburgh Rugby), Alastair Kellock (Glasgow Warriors), Scott Lawson (Gloucester), Moray Low (Glasgow Warriors), Fraser McKenzie (Sale Sharks), Euan Murray (Newcastle Falcons), Ross Rennie (Edinburgh Rugby), Alasdair Strokosch (Gloucester) and Richie Vernon (Sale Sharks).

5 thoughts on “Scotland announce squad for the Six Nations

  1. The Steve Shingler selection is an interesting one…I thought representing Wales at U20 would have ruled him out of contention, but apparently not.

    Playing for London Irish, in England, used to play for Wales, now in Scotland squad. Impressive home nations coverage.

  2. Good to see Stuart Hogg getting his call up, well deserved indeed. Although this does make the back three selection process very interesting, with the Lamonts, Evans, Danielli and Jones also in the mix. Interesting to see both Parks and Weir in the squad, my natural instinct would be to go for one or the other.

  3. Ambitious and forward thinking selection. Obviously Robinson is already blooding in the future World Cup squad.
    There is loads of optimism about in the Scottish game at the moment, and clearly Development Strategies are beginning to pay off.
    Time will tell if Shingler is a worthy addition. Nobody complained when Ansbro was first called up. Every other nation (some more than others) has ‘travellers’.

  4. Shingler qualifies for Scotland through his mum. she was born in Dumfries apparently, and he has pledged himself to Scotland despite playing for Wales.

    Duncan Weir and Stuart Hogg have both been absolutely fantastic this season for the Warriors, Hoggy especially: he was an elite development player and only got his professional contract a couple weeks ago.

    He normally plays full back for Glasgow, but in the 1872 Cup match at Firhill (a very ugly game of rugby!) he moved to play outside centre, word amongst us up in here in Scotland is that it was at the behest of the Scotland coach with a mind to the 6Nations….

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