"Mystery" - Finn Russell and Stuart Hogg left out of Scotland squad - Ruck

“Mystery” – Finn Russell and Stuart Hogg left out of Scotland squad

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

Forwards

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

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