Eight Warriors named for Cuttitta Cup clash
Scotland Head Coach Gregor Townsend has named eight Warriors in his squad for this weekend’s inaugural Cuttitta Cup match against Italy in Rome (Saturday 12 March, kick-off 2.15pm)
A total of seven Warriors have been named in the starting XV for the round four Guinness Six Nations clash where Scotland will look to bounce back from their defeat to France at BT Murrayfield two weeks ago.
George Turner returns to the starting line-up at hooker, joined at the coal face by British and Irish Lions tight-head prop Zander Fagerson.
Fresh off signing a new long-term deal with the club, Rory Darge is named at openside flanker after a standout performance against France.
Joining Darge in the backrow, Matt Fagerson is named at number eight, returning to the starting XV after missing the France game.
Ali Price continues at scrum-half, having started every match of the 2022 Six Nations so far.
Try scorer in the last meeting against Italy, Sam Johnson lines up at inside centre.
Rounding out the Warriors starting compliment, Kyle Steyn is named on the wing for his first involvement of the tournament.
Sione Tuipulotu is named among the replacements at 23 continuing his run of being named in every one of Gregor Townsend’s squad’s this Guinness Six Nations.
Scotland team to face Italy in the 2022 Guinness Six Nations at Stadio Olimpico live on ITV, Saturday, 12 March – kick-off 2.15pm.
1. Pierre Schoeman - Edinburgh Rugby -7 caps
2. George Turner - Glasgow Warriors - 23 caps
3. Zander Fagerson - Glasgow Warriors - 45 caps
4. Sam Skinner - Exeter Chiefs - 18 caps
5. Grant Gilchrist - Edinburgh Rugby - (Vice-Captain) - 51 caps
6. Rory Darge - Glasgow Warriors - 2 caps
7. Hamish Watson - Edinburgh Rugby - 47 caps
8. Matt Fagerson - Glasgow Warriors - 19 caps
15. Stuart Hogg - Exeter Chiefs - (Captain) - 91 caps
14. Darcy Graham - Edinburgh Rugby - 25 caps
13. Chris Harris - Gloucester Rugby - 34 caps
12. Sam Johnson - Glasgow Warriors - 22 caps
11. Kyle Steyn - Glasgow Warriors - 3 caps
10. Finn Russell - Racing 92 - (Vice-Captain) - 61 caps
9. Ali Price - Glasgow Warriors - 49 caps
16. Stuart McInally - Edinburgh Rugby - 46 caps
17. Allan Dell - London Irish - 32 caps
18. WP Nel - Edinburgh Rugby - 46 caps
19. Jamie Hodgson - Edinburgh Rugby - 4 caps
20. Magnus Bradbury - Edinburgh Rugby - 17 caps
21. Ben Vellacott - Edinburgh Rugby - uncapped
22. Adam Hastings - Gloucester Rugby - 25 caps
23. Sione Tuipulotu - Glasgow Warriors - 4 caps