Eight Warriors in Scotland squad for Six Nations opener
Gregor Townsend has named eight Glasgow players in his match day 23 for this Saturday’s Guinness 6 Nations opener against Italy at BT Murrayfield.
Sam Johnson will make his international debut at inside centre, partnering Warriors teammate Huw Jones in midfield.
Stuart Hogg starts at full-back and is named Vice-Captain, Tommy Seymour joining him in the back three.
Ryan Wilson packs down at the back of the scrum, starting at number 8.
On the bench, Jamie Bhatti is loose-head prop cover and Ali Price and Adam Hastings will look to make in impact as replacement half-backs.
Scotland team to play Italy in the Guinness Six Nations
Saturday 2 February, kick-off 2.15pm – live on BBC
1. Allan Dell (Edinburgh) - 17 caps
2. Stuart McInally VICE-CAPTAIN (Edinburgh) - 22 caps
3. Willem Nel (Edinburgh) - 26 caps
4. Ben Toolis (Edinburgh) - 14 caps
5. Grant Gilchrist (Edinburgh) - 28 caps
6. Sam Skinner (Exeter Chiefs) - 3 caps
7. Jamie Ritchie (Edinburgh) - 6 caps
8. Ryan Wilson (Glasgow Warriors) - 41 caps
9. Greig Laidlaw CAPTAIN (Clermont Auvergne) - 66 caps
10. Finn Russell (Racing 92) - 40 caps
11. Blair Kinghorn (Edinburgh) - 7 caps
12. Sam Johnson (Glasgow Warriors) - uncapped
13. Huw Jones (Glasgow Warriors) - 19 caps
14. Tommy Seymour (Glasgow Warriors) - 46 caps
15. Stuart Hogg VICE-CAPTAIN (Glasgow Warriors) - 65 caps
16. Jake Kerr (Leicester Tigers) - uncapped
17. Jamie Bhatti (Glasgow Warriors) - 11 caps
18. Simon Berghan (Edinburgh) - 14 caps
19. Gary Graham (Newcastle Falcons) - uncapped
20. Josh Strauss (Sale Sharks) - 17 caps
21. Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors) - 19 caps
22. Adam Hastings (Glasgow Warriors) - 7 caps
23. Chris Harris (Newcastle Falcons) - 6 caps
Squad players unavailable through injury: Jonny Gray (shoulder), George Horne (shoulder), Pete Horne (knee), Lee Jones (knee), Sean Maitland (hamstring), Grant Stewart (shoulder).