Scotland squad update

Scotland squad update

Scotland bring in new and familiar faces as the squad is updated for the 2021 Guinness Six Nations campaign.

Uncapped Bath back-row Josh Bayliss has joined the Scotland squad as they prepare to play France in the third round of the 2021 Guinness Six Nations.

Bayliss qualifies for Scotland through his Aberdeen-born grandmother and has featured for Bath in every game of the 2020/21 season so far.

The 23-year-old is joined by Glasgow Warriors scrum-half Jamie Dobie, who joins the squad for the first time as a full member, having been previously invited to train at the start of the campaign.

Also returning to the Scotland squad are Jamie Bhatti, currently with Bath, Worcester Warrior Cornell du Preez and Glasgow Warriors’ duo Rob Harley and Sam Johnson.

Fly-half Adam Hastings takes his place in the squad having trained with the national team since the end of January to help his return from injury.

Head Coach, Gregor Townsend said: “We welcome Josh [Bayliss] into our squad as we look to build on our opening two games of the Championship. We have been following his performances with Bath and a combination of his form and a couple of injuries in our squad, have given us the opportunity to involve him for the first time.

“We are also delighted to add Jamie Dobie to our group following his impressive outing for Glasgow on Friday night and the quality he showed while training with us prior to our game against England.”

Centre Cameron Redpath and back-row pair Gary Graham and Blade Thomson have all returned to their clubs as they continue to recover from their respective injuries.

Prop Zander Fagerson is not listed in the latest squad update. Scottish Rugby will appeal his disciplinary hearing ban of four matches, issued last week.

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