Nine Warriors included in Scotland squad
Nine Glasgow Warriors have been selected in the Scotland squad for the 2021 Guinness Six Nations, with a further two of the club’s brightest up-and-coming talents invited to train with the senior international squad.
Seven members of the Glasgow pack have been rewarded for their form so far this season by Scotland Head Coach Gregor Townsend, as the men in blue prepare for their championship opener against England at Twickenham on Saturday 6 February.
Having made his Scotland debut during the autumn Test window, Oli Kebble is selected as one of Townsend’s three loose-heads after impressing on the international stage.
Zander Fagerson is included amongst the three tight-heads a day after the Perth-born prop celebrated his 25th birthday, whilst younger brother Matt is included amongst the back-row options.
George Turner is joined by club-mate Grant Stewart at hooker, with both men competing for their first involvement in a Guinness Six Nations match.
Richie Gray – the most-capped Glasgow representative in the squad with 55 Scotland appearances to his name – is joined amongst the second-row options by Scott Cummings, who will look to add to his streak of 17 consecutive caps for Scotland.
Behind the scrum, Huw Jones is rewarded for his outstanding form in the 2020/21 Guinness PRO14 season, with the former Stormer sitting in the top five of no fewer than four stats categories in the competition to date.
Ali Price completes the Glasgow contingent, the scrum-half looking to add to his 37 caps for his country over the course of the 2021 Guinness Six Nations.
In addition, Townsend and his coaching staff have included both Jamie Dobie and Rufus McLean amongst the cohort of players invited to train alongside the squad in the build-up to the Calcutta Cup.
19-year-old scrum-half Dobie receives his first call-up to train with the senior Scotland squad, having previously captained Scotland U18.
The Inverness native has made a whirlwind start to his professional career, having been named as the club’s Young Player of the Season in 2019/20.
Comfortable on the wing or at full-back, McLean made an impressive Glasgow Warriors debut in Saturday’s 23-22 victory over Edinburgh at Scotstoun.
The flyer was one of the standout players for Scotland U20 in the 2020 U20 Six Nations, scoring three tries in four appearances across the campaign.
SCOTLAND SQUAD FOR 2021 GUINNESS SIX NATIONS
Ewan Ashman (Sale Sharks) - Uncapped
Simon Berghan (Edinburgh) – 28 caps
David Cherry (Edinburgh) – Uncapped
Alex Craig (Gloucester) - Uncapped
Scott Cummings (Glasgow Warriors) – 17 caps
Allan Dell – London Irish – 32 caps
Matt Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors) – 9 caps
Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors) – 34 caps
Gary Graham (Newcastle Falcons) – 2 caps
Grant Gilchrist (Edinburgh) – 42 caps
Jonny Gray (Exeter Chiefs) – 61 caps
Richie Gray (Glasgow Warriors) – 65 caps
Oli Kebble (Glasgow Warriors) – 5 caps
Willem Nel (Edinburgh) – 40 caps
Jamie Ritchie (Edinburgh) – 23 caps
Grant Stewart (Glasgow Warriors) – 3 caps
Rory Sutherland (Edinburgh) – 11 caps
Blade Thomson (Scarlets) – 9 caps
George Turner (Glasgow Warriors) – 12 caps
Hamish Watson (Edinburgh) – 36 caps
Darcy Graham (Edinburgh) – 15 caps
Chris Harris (Gloucester) – 23 caps
Stuart Hogg (Exeter Chiefs) CAPTAIN – 80 caps
Huw Jones (Glasgow Warriors) – 26 caps
Blair Kinghorn (Edinburgh) – 25 caps
James Lang (Harlequins) – 5 caps
Sean Maitland (Saracens) – 50 caps
Byron McGuigan (Sale Sharks) – 10 caps
Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors) – 37 caps
Cameron Redpath – (Bath Rugby) - Uncapped
Finn Russell (Racing 92) – 51 caps
Scott Steele (Harlequins) – 1 cap
Duncan Taylor (Saracens) – 28 caps
Jaco van der Walt (Edinburgh) – 1 cap
Duhan van der Merwe (Edinburgh) – 5 caps