15 players selected for Nations Series and Rugby World Cup training squad

15 players selected for Nations Series and Rugby World Cup training squad

Scotland Head Coach Gregor Townsend has today named 15 Edinburgh Rugby players* in his training squad for the upcoming Famous Grouse Nations Series and Rugby World Cup.

The squad selection sees four backs and 11 forwards named in the 41-man group, with the players set to come together this summer ahead of Nations Series fixtures against Italy (Sat 29 July, 3.15pm), France (Sat 5 August, 3pm) and Georgia (Sat 26 August, 5.30pm) at BT Murrayfield, as well as an away fixture against France on Sat 12 August.

In the backs, Darcy Graham, Blair Kinghorn and Duhan van der Merwe are all selected, while incoming Munster stand-off Ben Healy also gets the nod.

In the pack, front-rowers Pierre Schoeman, Stuart McInally, Dave Cherry and WP Nel are all picked Townsend, with summer signings Ewan Ashman (Sale Sharks) and Javan Sebastian (Scarlets) also named in wider training squad.

Sam Skinner, Grant Gilchrist, Luke Crosbie, Jamie Ritchie and Hamish Watson complete the 15 Edinburgh players selected for the upcoming summer camp, which will begin on 29 May to kickstart preparations for The Famous Grouse Nations Series.

The Rugby World Cup itself will see Scotland compete in Pool B alongside South Africa, Ireland, Tonga and Romania, with a first fixture against the world champion Springboks on Sunday 10 September in Marseille.

Scotland are back in action when they face Italy, France and Georgia in The Famous Grouse Nations Series at BT Murrayfield this July and August.

Tickets from £10 for adults and £5 for Seniors & U18s. Children Under-12 go free to all games with an adult ticket (booking fees apply).

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Scotland training squad for the Famous Grouse Nations Series and Rugby World Cup

Forwards (23)

Ewan Ashman (Sale Sharks) 7 caps
Jamie Bhatti (Glasgow Warriors) 28 caps
Dave Cherry (Edinburgh Rugby) 8 caps
Andy Christie (Saracens) 4 caps
Luke Crosbie (Edinburgh Rugby) 4 caps
Scott Cummings (Glasgow Warriors) 25 caps
Rory Darge (Glasgow Warriors) 7 caps
Jack Dempsey (Glasgow Warriors) 9 caps
Matt Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors) 33 caps
Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors) 58 caps
Grant Gilchrist (Edinburgh Rugby) 62 caps
Richie Gray (Glasgow Warriors) 73 caps
Cameron Henderson (Leicester Tigers) uncapped
Stuart McInally (Edinburgh Rugby) 47 caps
WP Nel (Edinburgh Rugby) 54 caps
Jamie Ritchie (Edinburgh Rugby) – CAPTAIN – 41 caps
Pierre Schoeman (Edinburgh Rugby) 21 caps
Javan Sebastian (Scarlets) 3 caps
Sam Skinner (Edinburgh Rugby) 25 caps
Rory Sutherland (Ulster Rugby) 23 caps
George Turner (Glasgow Warriors) 35 caps
Murphy Walker (Glasgow Warriors) 2 caps
Hamish Watson (Edinburgh Rugby) 57 caps

Backs (18)

Jamie Dobie (Glasgow Warriors) 1 cap
Darcy Graham (Edinburgh Rugby) 33 caps
Chris Harris (Gloucester Rugby) 42 caps
Adam Hastings (Gloucester Rugby) 27 caps
Ben Healy (Munster Rugby) 1 caps
Stuart Hogg (Exeter Chiefs) 100 caps
George Horne (Glasgow Warriors) 20 caps
Huw Jones (Glasgow Warriors) 36 caps
Blair Kinghorn (Edinburgh Rugby) 43 caps
Stafford McDowall (Glasgow Warriors) uncapped
Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors) 61 caps
Cameron Redpath (Bath Rugby) 5 caps
Finn Russell (Racing 92) 69 caps
Ollie Smith (Glasgow Warriors) 3 caps
Kyle Steyn (Glasgow Warriors) 10 caps
Sione Tuipulotu (Glasgow Warriors) 16 caps
Duhan van der Merwe (Edinburgh Rugby) 28 caps
Ben White (London Irish) 14 caps

*Three players (Ben Healy, Ewan Ashman, Javan Sebastian) to join the club this summer

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