Scotland Provisional Rugby World Cup Squad

Andy Robinson has named a provisional 40-man squad to prepare for the Rugby World Cup over the summer.

The deadline for trimming this to 30 is August 22nd – are there any surprise inclusions or omissions? The only notable absentee I can think of is Phil Godman, who was Robbo’s first choice when he first took over as coach.

Can Scotland make it through their group that includes England and Argentina?

Joe Ansbro (Northampton Saints); Mike Blair, Ben Cairns (both Edinburgh), Chris Cusiter (Glasgow Warriors), Jack Cuthbert (Bath), Simon Danielli (Ulster), Nick De Luca (Edinburgh), Max Evans (Glasgow Warriors), Ruaridh Jackson* (Glasgow Warriors), Greig Laidlaw (Edinburgh), Rory Lamont (Toulon), Sean Lamont (Scarlets), Rory Lawson (Gloucester), Graeme Morrison (Glasgow Warriors), Dan Parks (Cardiff Blues), Chris Paterson (Edinburgh), Hugo Southwell (Stade Francais), Nikki Walker (Ospreys).

Forwards: John Barclay, John Beattie (both Glasgow Warriors), Kelly Brown (Saracens), Geoff Cross, David Denton (both Edinburgh), Alasdair Dickinson (Gloucester), Ross Ford (Edinburgh), Ryan Grant, Richie Gray, Dougie Hall (all Glasgow Warriors), Jim Hamilton (Gloucester), Robert Harley (Glasgow Warriors), Nathan Hines (Leinster), Allan Jacobsen (Edinburgh), Alastair Kellock (Glasgow Warriors), Scott Lawson (Gloucester), Moray Low (Glasgow Warriors), Euan Murray (Newcastle Falcons), Ross Rennie (Edinburgh), Alasdair Strokosch (Gloucester), Fergus Thomson, Richie Vernon (both Glasgow Warriors).

5 thoughts on “Scotland Provisional Rugby World Cup Squad

  1. surprises? No Cusiter, no Blair, no Ansbro… fact there appears to be only 35 name son the list….

  2. Not sure what else Simon Taylor has to do to get a recall?? Named best Bath forward at the annual awards last night, he’s had an outstanding season…

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