Scotland name nine uncapped players in squad for summer tests

Scotland have named nine uncapped players in their squad for the summer’s quadrangular tournament in South Africa.

Scotland face Samoa and South Africa on successive weekends in June and will face a further match to determine tournament placings on June 22. Scott Johnson, who was named Scotland’s new director of rugby last week, will preside over the tour with Ospreys forward coach Jonathan Humphreys also joining him.

Here’s the full squad:

Forwards: John Barclay (Glasgow Warriors), Johnnie Beattie (Montpellier), Kelly Brown (Saracens), Geoff Cross, David Denton (both Edinburgh Rugby), Alasdair Dickinson (Sale Sharks), Ross Ford, Grant Gilchrist (both Edinburgh Rugby), Ryan Grant (Glasgow Warriors), Jim Hamilton (Gloucester Rugby), Alastair Kellock (Glasgow Warriors), Steven Lawrie (Edinburgh Rugby), Moray Low, Pat MacArthur (both Glasgow Warriors), Euan Murray (Worcester Warriors), Alasdair Strokosch (Perpignan), Tim Swinson and Ryan Wilson (both Glasgow Warriors)

Backs: Alex Dunbar (Glasgow Warriors), Tom Heathcote (Bath Rugby), Peter Horne, Ruaridh Jackson (both Glasgow Warriors), Greig Laidlaw (Edinburgh Rugby), Sean Lamont, Peter Murchie, Henry Pyrgos (all Glasgow Warriors), Matt Scott (Edinburgh Rugby), Tommy Seymour (Glasgow Warriors), Duncan Taylor (Saracens), Greig Tonks and Tim Visser (both Edinburgh Rugby)

What do you make of the squad? Who are you excited about seeing in a Scotland shirt?

9 thoughts on “Scotland name nine uncapped players in squad for summer tests

  1. Could we see the return of the Killer B’s!!? Nice to see Duncan Taylor making it into the squad as well.

    1. highly likely with the killer b’s. after all, there seems to be no harley or rennie in here. the only competition comes from Denton, Strokotsch and Wilson.

  2. I’m looking forward to Sotuh Africa proving Scotland are just as poor as they always have been & hope Samoa can pull off a Tonga.

    1. Samoa are ranked above Scotland, Ireland and Argentina. I’m sure the injustice of the RWC ’11 schedule was a huge motivational factor against Wales in the autumn and I can see them aiming to right the wrong against the Boks this summer as well.

      1. Matt – Scotland will not beat South Africa and have a ready made excuse with 9 uncapped players, they are no longer a force in the game.

        1. No it’s Samoa that will be gunning for the Boks. I don’t rate Scotland’s chances at all. But the point is that Samoa are a very good side at the moment and if Scotland lose to them it shouldn’t be considered a shock result. Let’s not forget Samoa relegated Wales to being a third tier RWC pick, France had to come from behind to grab a late win the next week as well.

          It just depends on how well prepped the Samoans are and if Scotland can catch them cold in the first game.

          1. Ok sorry I take that back, I just base my comments on the over reaction of Scotland beating Italy in The Six Nations.

        2. It’s a summer tour, the results are hardly important. Besides, Australia have fallen twice and the Boks once to Scotland since 2009

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