Scotland squad confirmed for final summer tour Test

Head Coach Gregor Townsend today confirmed the 28-man Scotland squad to travel from Houston, Texas to Argentina for the third and final Test of the 2018 summer tour.

Scotland will complete the campaign against the Pumas at the Estadio Centenario inResistencia this Saturday 23 June (kick-off 4.40pm, 8.40pm UK time), which will be shown live on Channel 4.

With one match left on tour – and only 23 able to feature in a match-day squad – Townsend has released five players from the touring party to streamline preparations and maximise the post-season break for those not set to feature.

Those leaving the touring party are Glasgow Warriors trio Matt Fagerson, Ruaridh Jackson and Grant Stewart, Saracens centre Duncan Taylor and back-row Luke Hamilton, who sustained a shoulder injury in yesterday’s Test match against USA.

Townsend said: “It was always our intention to travel to Argentina with a reduced squad. The 28-man group travelling to Resistencia will now have the opportunity to bounce back from last night’s defeat with an improved performance.

28-MAN SCOTLAND SQUAD TO FACE ARGENTINA

FORWARDS (15)

Simon Berghan (Edinburgh), Jamie Bhatti (Glasgow Warriors), Magnus Bradbury (Edinburgh), Fraser Brown (Glasgow Warriors), Lewis Carmichael (Edinburgh), Allan Dell (Edinburgh), David Denton (Leicester Tigers), Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors), Grant Gilchrist (Edinburgh), Murray McCallum (Edinburgh), Stuart McInally CAPTAIN (Edinburgh), Jamie Ritchie (Edinburgh), Tim Swinson (Glasgow Warriors), George Turner (Glasgow Warriors), Ben Toolis (Edinburgh).

BACKS (13)

Mark Bennett (Edinburgh), Dougie Fife (Edinburgh), Nick Grigg (Glasgow Warriors), Chris Harris (Newcastle Falcons), Adam Hastings (Glasgow Warriors), Sam Hidalgo-Clyne (Scarlets), Stuart Hogg (Glasgow Warriors), George Horne (Glasgow Warriors), Pete Horne (Glasgow Warriors), Blair Kinghorn (Edinburgh), James Lang (Harlequins), Byron McGuigan (Sale Sharks), Charlie Shiel (Edinburgh).

2018 SUMMER TOUR

Saturday 9 June: Canada 10-48 Scotland
Commonwealth Stadium
Saturday 16 June: USA 30-29 Scotland
BBVA Compass Stadium
Saturday 23 June: Argentina v Scotland
Estadio Centenario (kick-off 4.40pm, 8.40pm UK time) – live on Channel 4