Scotland Head Coach Gregor Townsend today completed the national team’s training squad in preparation for Rugby World Cup 2019, with the selection of uncapped Glasgow Warriors pair Scott Cummings and Kyle Steyn.
Townsend initially named a 42-man squad with space set aside for two players to force their way into contention.
Both players finished the 2018/19 season in impressive form, which they continued into Saturday’s Guinness PRO14 final that ended in narrow defeat to Leinster at Celtic Park.
BREAKING | Scotland Head Coach Gregor Townsend today completed the national team’s training squad in preparation for #RWC2019, with the selection of uncapped Glasgow Warriors pair Scott Cummings and Kyle Steyn.https://t.co/CPSpQ0AdNs— Scottish Rugby (@Scotlandteam) May 28, 2019
Townsend said: “We are fortunate to have a number of very good second-rows available to us right now.
“With Richie Gray, Tim Swinson and Andrew Davidson also in contention for this remaining place in our World Cup squad, Scott’s selection is a testament to how well he has performed throughout the season and in particular over the past few weeks.
“He was impressive in his ball carrying, defence and his all-round work-rate on Saturday against Leinster and we look forward to working with him and the other four second-rows in our squad.”
- The highest paid players at each Premiership club
- LIST: The best rugby benders of all-time
- Premiership Team of the Year 2019 revealed
- 12 of James Haskell’s Best Moments
- Martin Johnson’s fights: Five of his iconic SCRAPS