Low & Evans To Tour With Scotland

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Moray Low will tour with Scotland this summer
Uncapped Glasgow Warriors duo, prop Moray Low and wing Thom Evans, will tour Argentina this summer with Scotland.

Both Low and Evans have been named in a 30-man squad along with eight other Warriors.

The squad announced today also sees a recall for Dougie Hall after a prolonged injury absence, while two extra backs and three additional forwards are still to be selected as the coaches examine final Magners League games this weekend and also monitor the recovery of players from injury.

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Thom Evans
Scotland coach Frank Hadden said: "We are fully aware of the size of the challenge but it's one we"re looking forward to._ Argentina have made enormous progress over the last ten years and thoroughly deserved to be ranked third best side in the world.

"We ran them close in the quarter-final of the World Cup and we"re fully committed to reversing that result in June."

As previously announced Hadden will be assisted by pro-team head coaches Sean Lineen (Glasgow Warriors) and Andy Robinson (Edinburgh Rugby), while the expertise of Mark Bitcon (strength and conditioning), Duncan Hodge (kicking) and Alan Tait (defence) will also be on hand.

Hadden noted that the selections of Evans and Low, along with Ben Cairns, was a reward for their form in the pro-teams" strong ending to the Magners League and also for their displays earlier in the season in the Scotland A victories over their Italian and Irish counterparts.

"I"m delighted that the bulk of this squad will be home-based players, which is a reflection on the recent form of both of our professional teams and the quality of the development work which has gone on in our country over a number of years," he added.

In addition to Sean Lineen's appointment to the national coaching team, Warriors strength and conditioning coach, Andy Smith, will assist Mark Bitcon on the tour.

The Scotland squad (sponsor Murray) to play two Test matches in Argentina - 7 June (Rosario) and 14 June (Buenos Aires) is"
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Backs - Chris Paterson (Gloucester), Hugo Southwell (Edinburgh Rugby), Simon Danielli (Ulster), Thom Evans (Glasgow Warriors), Ben Cairns (Edinburgh Rugby), Graeme Morrison (Glasgow Warriors), Andrew Henderson (Glasgow Warriors), Nick De Luca (Edinburgh Rugby), Dan Parks (Glasgow Warriors), Phil Godman (Edinburgh Rugby), Rory Lawson (Gloucester), Mike Blair (Edinburgh Rugby) CAPTAIN, plus two players who will be selected later this month

Forwards - Allan Jacobsen (Edinburgh Rugby), Alasdair Dickinson (Gloucester), Ross Ford (Edinburgh Rugby), Dougie Hall (Glasgow Warriors), Euan Murray (Northampton Saints), Moray Low (Glasgow Warriors), Scott MacLeod (Llanelli Scarlets), Dave Callam (Edinburgh Rugby), Johnnie Beattie, John Barclay, Kelly Brown (all Glasgow Warriors), Allister Hogg (Edinburgh Rugby), Alasdair Strokosch (Gloucester), plus three players who will be selected later this month

Management
Head coach - Frank Hadden
Coaches - Sean Lineen and Andy Robinson
Strength and conditioning coach - Mark Bitcon
Kicking coach - Duncan Hodge
Defence coach - Alan Tait
Assistant strength and conditioning coach - Andy Smith
Doctor - James Robson
Physiotherapists - Stephen Mutch and Torgny Johannson
Analyst - Gavin Scott
Manager - Guy Richardson
Media manager - Graham Law
Lawyer - Bruce Caldow
Team co-ordinator - Kirsty Mackay
Kit manager - Ryan Krause