Scotland Squad for Summer tour

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  1. Fang_Farrier

    Fang_Farrier LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    Interesting new boys, reflects on HC and Rabo Pro 12 performances. And TV finally gets his chance after two years running top try scorer in Pro12, though can't play against Australia as still won't qualify then but can play the other two games!
    And Ansbro is back to give a bit of variation in the centre.

    BBC Sport - Dutch winger Tim Visser called up for Scotland
     
  2. Can't really pick a bad back line from that lot.

    Blair
    Laidlaw
    Lamont/Evans/Ansbro - with Visser taking the 11 shirt for Fiji
    Scott
    Ansbro/Grove
    Brown
    Hogg

    Cusiter
    Weir
    Lamont/Evans

    I'd have taken McInally and MacArthur and possibly Shiells too but don't really have many complaints about the squad.
     
  3. Wonder if this is the last time we'll see Blair in a Scotland shirt. Off to Brive.
     
  4. Fang_Farrier

    Fang_Farrier LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    What I can not understand is why Edinburgh would sign a couple of Welsh players, it's not as if we don't have our own players to bring on.
     
  5. Rees is a decent player tbf. Doubt there's a young sh that could walk into the first team. Yapp is as useless as Traynor.

    The only other signings I'm sure of are Nel, VDW and MacAlpine. The rest I'll reserve judgement on.
     
  6. Just do us a favour & don't break Joe Ansboro!
     
  7. That's rich after we had to use NDL during the 6N.
     
  8. McInally and Dunbar called into squad.

    Former to cover Barclay if his hand doesn't recover, latter as Evans is still playing for Castres .
     
  9. Fang_Farrier

    Fang_Farrier LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    Are these matches being televised?
     
  10. Sky 1 @ 1000 on Tuesday. They're still working on coverage for Fiji and Samoa.
     
  11. I'm quite happy with the squad but am I alone in doubting Ross Ford's ability as captain? On form, he's a fine player, but I just feel he's a bit quiet and lacks the ability to motivate and drive others a la Fin Calder (although he was exceptional).
     
  12. No but then he's probably the only nailed on starter in the squad bar Rennie and Gray. I'd have gone with Laidlaw personally
     
  13. Fang_Farrier

    Fang_Farrier LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    Ach well, will be spared the misery then!

    Sorry should read Will miss famous victory!
     
  14. 15 Stuart Hogg (Glasgow Warriors) 4 caps, 1 try, 5 points

    14 Joe Ansbro (London Irish) 9 caps, 2 tries, 10 points
    13 Nick De Luca (Edinburgh Rugby) 33 caps, 1 try, 5 points
    12 Matt Scott (Edinburgh Rugby) 1 cap
    11 Sean Lamont (Scarlets) 65 caps, 8 tries, 40 points

    10 Greig Laidlaw (Edinburgh Rugby) 7 caps, 1 try, 2 conversions, 8 penalties, 33 points
    9 Mike Blair (Edinburgh Rugby) 80 caps, 7 tries, 35 points

    1 Ryan Grant (Glasgow Warriors) new cap
    2 Ross Ford (Edinburgh Rugby) CAPTAIN 58 caps, 2 tries, 10 points
    3 Euan Murray (Newcastle Falcons) 44 caps, 2 tries, 10 points
    4 Alastair Kellock (Glasgow Warriors) 41 caps, 1 try, 5 points
    5 Richie Gray (Glasgow Warriors) 21 caps, 1 try, 5 points
    6 Alasdair Strokosch (Gloucester) 25 caps, 1 try, 5 points
    7 Ross Rennie (Edinburgh Rugby) 16 caps
    8 John Barclay (Glasgow Warriors) 37 caps, 2 tries, 10 points

    Substitutes

    16 Scott Lawson (Gloucester) 32 caps, 2 tries, 10 points
    17 Jon Welsh (Glasgow Warriors) 1 cap
    18 Tom Ryder (Glasgow Warriors) uncapped
    19 Richie Vernon (Sale Sharks) 18 caps
    20 Chris Cusiter (Glasgow Warriors) 59 caps, 3 tries, 15 points
    21 Duncan Weir (Glasgow Warriors) 1 cap, 1 conversion, 2 points
    22 Tom Brown (Edinburgh Rugby) uncapped

    Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa). Assistant referees: Craig Joubert (South Africa) and Keith Brown (New Zealand).TMO: Vinny Munro (New Zealand)
     
  15. A bit cheeky Captain Plume, after breaking him and condemning us to a 6N featuring the man who put "and this means disaster for Scotland" in the commentators lexicon, NDL?