Scotland Head Coach Gregor Townsend has announced a 40-man squad for the Summer Tour to South America.
Alongside Finn Russell and Stuart Hogg, fellow Lion Chris Harris is also missing, The trio have been playing rugby almost non-stop since the Lions’ tour of South Africa last summer.
Scotland ‘A’ take on Chile in Santiago on Saturday 25 June (kick off 9pm BST) before Scotland play a three-test series against Argentina on Saturday 2,9 and 16 July (kick offs 8.10pm BST).
Edinburgh Rugby’s Grant Gilchrist will captain the team for the first time since the 2018 Summer Tour fixture against Canada in Edmonton, having recently reached 50 caps for his country in the Guinness Six Nations match against Wales earlier this year.
The squad sees Glasgow Warriors’ forwards Scott Cummings, Rory Darge and Matt Fagerson make their return to the playing group, following spells of injury respectively, along with Worcester Warriors’ prop Rory Sutherland and fellow front rower Jamie Bhatti and Exeter Chiefs lock Jonny Gray who also missed the majority of the Six Nations.
Edinburgh Rugby’s Hamish Watson has been selected and is on the cusp of reaching 50 caps for his country, just one appearance away from the milestone.
Fellow British & Irish Lions players Ali Price, Duhan van der Merwe and Zander Fagerson are also selected to tour.
Scotland 2022 Summer Tour Squad
Ewan Ashman (Sale Sharks) – 2 caps
Jamie Bhatti (Glasgow Warriors) – 22 caps
Magnus Bradbury (Edinburgh Rugby) – 18 caps
Dave Cherry (Edinburgh Rugby) – 5 caps
Andy Christie (Saracens) – 1 cap
Luke Crosbie (Edinburgh Rugby) – 1 cap
Scott Cummings (Glasgow Warriors) – 21 caps
Rory Darge (Glasgow Warriors) – 4 caps
Matt Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors) – 21 caps
Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors) – 47 caps
Grant Gilchrist (Captain) (Edinburgh Rugby) – 53 caps
Jonny Gray (Exeter Chiefs) – 67 caps
Jamie Hodgson (Edinburgh Rugby) – 5 caps
Ben Muncaster (Edinburgh Rugby) – uncapped
Pierre Schoeman (Edinburgh Rugby) – 9 caps
Javan Sebastian (Scarlets) – 1 cap
Sam Skinner (Exeter Chiefs) – 20 caps
Rory Sutherland (Worcester Warriors) – 18 caps
George Turner (Glasgow Warriors) – 25 caps
Murphy Walker (Glasgow Warriors) – uncapped
Hamish Watson (Edinburgh Rugby) – 49 caps
Glen Young (Edinburgh Rugby) – uncapped