Harlequins and England fly-half Marcus Smith has received a surprise call-up to the British and Irish Lions squad in South Africa.
Scotland No 10 Finn Russell is managing an Achilles complaint, and though not thought to be tour ending, Smith has been called up to provide adequate cover at No 10.
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Sir Ian McGeechan ranks his 5 best young players in the world
Lions Legend Sir Ian McGeechan has picked his five best young rugby players in world for his column for the Telegraph.
5#. Cameron Redpath, 21, Scotland
McGeechan said: “I know his father well, so I have followed Cameron’s career fairly closely. I like what I see. Tall, rangy, more of a centre than a 10.”