Cummings in line for Scotland debut

Cummings in line for Scotland debut

Scott Cummings is in line to make his first senior appearance for Scotland this weekend, after the second-rower was one of eight Glasgow Warriors named in Gregor Townsend’s matchday squad for this weekend’s opening Rugby World Cup warm-up match against France.

The former Scotland Under-20 captain will become the 111th player in club history to earn senior international honours should he come off the bench in Nice on Saturday afternoon, having been rewarded for a strong run of form in Glasgow’s journey to the Guinness PRO14 Final.

Three Warriors will line up in Townsend’s starting fifteen, all in the back division – Ali Price and Adam Hastings will combine at half-back, whilst Huw Jones will be looking to continue his impressive strike rate in a Scotland jersey at centre.

George Turner makes a welcome return to rugby by joining Cummings on the bench, the hooker having been stood down from playing duties for the closing stages of last season having sustained consecutive concussions.

The Glasgow contingent is rounded out by the Fagerson brothers and George Horne, as Scotland go in search of a first away win against France since 1999.

Scotland team to play France at the Allianz Riviera, Summer Test

Saturday 17 August (kick-off 8pm BST, 9pm local time) – live on Premier Sports

15. Stuart Hogg VICE CAPTAIN (Exeter Chiefs) - 67 caps

14. Darcy Graham (Edinburgh) - 4 caps

13. Huw Jones (Glasgow Warriors) - 21 caps

12. Duncan Taylor (Saracens) - 21 caps

11. Byron McGuigan (Sale Sharks) - 8 caps

10. Adam Hastings (Glasgow Warriors) - 11 caps

9. Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors) - 24 caps


1. Jamie Bhatti (Edinburgh) - 13 caps

2. Stuart McInally CAPTAIN (Edinburgh) - 27 caps

3. Simon Berghan (Edinburgh) - 19 caps

4. Ben Toolis (Edinburgh) - 18 caps

5. Grant Gilchrist (Edinburgh) - 33 caps

6. John Barclay VICE CAPTAIN (Edinburgh) - 71 caps

7. Jamie Ritchie (Edinburgh) - 10 caps

8. Josh Strauss (Blue Bulls) - 22 caps


Substitutes

16. George Turner (Glasgow Warriors) - 5 caps

17. Gordon Reid (Ayrshire Bulls) - 34 caps

18. Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors) - 19 caps

19. Scott Cummings (Glasgow Warriors) – uncapped

20. Matt Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors) - 3 caps

21. George Horne (Glasgow Warriors) - 4 caps

22. Rory Hutchinson (Northampton Saints) - uncapped

23. Blair Kinghorn (Edinburgh) - 11 caps

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