Round-up: Scotland squad announcement

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Round-up: Scotland squad announcement

The Scotland squad for the 2020 Guinness Six Nations was announced today. We’ve pulled together everything from the announcement including the first interview with Stuart Hogg, more on the uncapped players and some reaction from fans.

Recap on the full team announcement story here.

Scotland Captain

Head Coach Gregor Townsend named full-back Stuart Hogg as Scotland captain for the 2020 Guinness Six Nations. The two-time Championship player of the tournament (2016 and 2017) and British & Irish Lion is the most experienced player in the 38-man squad selected by Townsend, starting 71 of his 72 caps to date.

Townsend said: “Stuart is very passionate about playing for Scotland and he’s determined to do all he can to improve Scotland. He really cares about playing for his country, what the jersey represents and also getting the best out of his teammates.”

Speaking exclusively to scottishrugby.org, Stuart Hogg said: “I feel very honoured to lead this team. We’ve got a fantastic group of young players coming through and there’s a lot of experience in there as well. I’m really looking forward to it and taking on the challenges that are coming our way.”

Read the full interview with Stuart Hogg here.

Scotland squad

After the 38-man squad was announced the rugby community and fans were quick to send well wishes to the players called-up for international duty.

Six un-capped players were named in the squad today. The group features four players named in a senior men’s squad for the first time. Read our full story as we look at their road to national team selection and we got the thoughts of the Scotland Head Coach on their individual merits.

Townsend interview

Head Coach Gregor Townsend spoke to Scottish Rugby TV after naming the squad. Watch as Gregor discusses the six uncapped players, the attributes Stuart Hogg will bring to the game as captain and the new coaching set-up going in to the is tournament.

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