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Scotland call up another former England U20 star

Scotland have brought in new and familiar faces as the squad is updated for the 2021 Guinness Six Nations campaign.

Uncapped Bath back-row Josh Bayliss has joined the Scotland squad as they prepare to play France in the third round of the 2021 Guinness Six Nations.

The 23-year-old, who played for England U20 in 2017, follows Bath teammate Cameron Redpath north of the border.

Bayliss qualifies for Scotland through his Aberdeen-born grandmother and has featured for Bath in every game of the 2020/21 season so far.

The 23-year-old is joined by Glasgow Warriors scrum-half Jamie Dobie, who joins the squad for the first time as a full member, having been previously invited to train at the start of the campaign.

Head Coach, Gregor Townsend said: “We welcome Josh [Bayliss] into our squad as we look to build on our opening two games of the Championship. We have been following his performances with Bath and a combination of his form and a couple of injuries in our squad, have given us the opportunity to involve him for the first time.

“We are also delighted to add Jamie Dobie to our group following his impressive outing for Glasgow on Friday night and the quality he showed while training with us prior to our game against England.”

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LIST: 5 players who want to swap nations for 2023 World Cup

1. Taqele Naiyaravoro (Australia to FIji)

In an interview with the Daily Mail’s Nik Simon, the Northampton Saints winger international winger said he would ‘100 perc cent’ play for Fiji.

I’m 28 and I’ve still got the best years ahead of me, so the opportunity to play for Fiji would be a dream come true,’ he told Sportsmail.

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‘I have no regrets about playing for Australia. I was pretty young at the time when the opportunity came along and I went for it.

‘But Fiji has always been in my heart. It’s where I was born. When I left Fiji for Australia, my dream was to play for Fiji. I would 100 per cent commit to Fiji if that opportunity came along.’

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