Fifteen Warriors called up for Scotland duty

Vern Cotter has named fifteen Glasgow Warriors players in his Scotland squad for the upcoming Autumn Internationals.

Olympic silver medalist Mark Bennett returns to the Scotland set-up after missing this summer’s tests against Japan representing Team GB.

Rob Harley is also recalled, as is Finn Russell who will feature for his country for the first time having missed the Japan tour with injury.

Zander Fagerson is included among the props after an impressive start to the season and will be looking to add to his one cap in the games against Australia, Argentina and Georgia.

Glasgow Warriors trio Nick Grigg, Rory Hughes and Ali Price are not part of the 31-squad but have been invited to train with the party. 

2016 Autumn Tests:

  • Saturday 12 November: Scotland v Australia, BT Murrayfield (kick-off 2.30pm)
  • Saturday 19 November: Scotland v Argentina, BT Murrayfield (kick-off 5pm)
  • Saturday 26 November: Scotland v Georgia, Rugby Park (kick-off 2.30pm)

31-Man Scotland Squad for 2016 Autumn Tests 

PROP

Alasdair Dickinson (Edinburgh Rugby) – 58 caps

Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors) – 1 cap

Moray Low (Exeter Chiefs) – 34 caps

Willem Nel (Edinburgh Rugby) – 15 caps

Gordon Reid (Glasgow Warriors) – 18 caps

 

HOOKER

Ross Ford (Edinburgh Rugby) – 99 caps

Fraser Brown (Glasgow Warriors) – 17 caps

Stuart McInally (Edinburgh Rugby) – 9 caps

 

SECOND-ROW

Grant Gilchrist (Edinburgh Rugby) – 12 caps

Jonny Gray (Glasgow Warriors) – 25 caps

Richie Gray (Toulouse) – 58 caps

Tim Swinson (Glasgow Warriors) – 24 caps

 

BACK-ROW

John Barclay (Scarlets) – 52 caps

John Hardie (Edinburgh Rugby) – 12 caps

Rob Harley (Glasgow Warriors) – 18 caps

Josh Strauss (Glasgow Warriors) – 9 caps

Hamish Watson (Edinburgh Rugby) – 2 caps

Ryan Wilson (Glasgow Warriors) – 20 caps

 

SCRUM-HALF

Greig Laidlaw CAPTAIN (Gloucester) – 53 caps

Henry Pyrgos (Glasgow Warriors) – 18 caps

 

STAND-OFF

Pete Horne (Glasgow Warriors) – 20 caps

Finn Russell (Glasgow Warriors) – 19 caps

 

CENTRE

Mark Bennett (Glasgow Warriors) – 16 caps

Alex Dunbar (Glasgow Warriors) – 18 caps

Huw Jones (Stormers) – 1 cap

Duncan Taylor (Saracens) – 18 caps

 

WING

Damien Hoyland (Edinburgh Rugby) – 2 caps

Sean Maitland (Saracens) – 23 caps

Tommy Seymour (Glasgow Warriors) – 29 caps

Tim Visser (Harlequins) – 26 caps

 

FULL-BACK

Stuart Hogg (Glasgow Warriors) – 45 caps

 

Invited to train with the squad: Magnus Bradbury, Allan Dell (both Edinburgh Rugby), Nick Grigg, Rory Hughes and Ali Price (all Glasgow Warriors)