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Grant Gilchrist to captain Scotland on summer tour of Chile and Argentina

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.

In the forwards, Saracens’ back-rower Andy Christie retains his place in the squad following his debut earlier this year against France and in the backs Glasgow Warriors’ scrum half George Horne and Edinburgh winger Damian Hoyland make their return after missing the Guinness Six Nations .

Ahead of the Premiership play-off semi-final this weekend Harlequins’ Huw Jones returns to the squad along with Northampton Saints center Rory Hutchinson who has enjoyed a successful season.

Scotland A will kick-off the tour with their first competitive fixture since 2014 when they take on Chile.

Chile will use the match as preparation for their Rugby World Cup play-offs against USA after beating Canada last year in an Americas qualifying match. This will be the first time Chile have played a Six Nations team in more than 60 years and is their first meeting with the Scots at any international level.

Gregor Townsend’s squad will then travel to Argentina for Scotland’s first three-test series against a Tier 1 side.

The last time Scotland played in Argentina was in 2018, following a tour of North America, in a six-try 15-44 win in Resistencia, with George Horne scoring a brace.

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 chap

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 chap

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

backs

Mark Bennett (Edinburgh Rugby) – 24 caps

Matt Currie (Edinburgh Rugby) – uncapped

Darcy Graham (Edinburgh Rugby) – 27 caps

Adam Hastings (Gloucester Rugby) – 26 caps

George Horne (Glasgow Warriors) – 17 caps

Damian Hoyland (Edinburgh Rugby) – 4 caps

Rory Hutchinson (Northampton Saints) – 5 caps

Sam Johnson (Glasgow Warriors) – 24 caps

Huw Jones (Harlequins) – 31 caps

Blair Kinghorn (Edinburgh Rugby) – 31 caps

Rufus McLean (Glasgow Warriors) – 2 caps

Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors) – 51 caps

Kyle Rowe (London Irish) – uncapped

Ollie Smith (Glasgow Warriors) – uncapped

Ross Thompson (Glasgow Warriors) – 1 cap

Sione Tuipulotu (Glasgow Warriors) – 5 caps

Duhan van der Merwe (Worcester Warriors) – 16 caps

Ben White (London Irish) – 4 caps

Summer Tour 2022 Fixtures

Chile v Scotland A | Saturday 25 June 2022, kick-off 9pm (UK time) – Estadio Santa Laura Universidad SEK, Santiago, live on Premier Sports

Argentina v Scotland | Saturday 2 July 2022, kick-off 8.10pm (UK time) – Estadio 23 de Agosto, Jujuy, live on Sky Sports

Argentina v Scotland | Saturday 9 July 2022, kick-off 8.10pm (UK time) – Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena, Salta, live on Sky Sports

Argentina v Scotland | Saturday 16 July 2022, kick-off 8.10pm (UK time) – The Estadio Único Madre de Ciudades, Santiago Del Estero, live on Sky Sports

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