Squad announcement to be streamed live by BBC
Tomorrow’s Scotland squad announcement for Rugby World Cup 2019 will be broadcast live on the BBC website it was confirmed today.
More than 1500 supporters have signed up to attend the public announcement hosted by TV presenter, Lee McKenzie, at Linlithgow Palace.
The wider event will begin at 12.30pm with a Tartan Touch rugby festival on ‘the Peel’ grounds surrounding the Palace for hundreds of young rugby players from local clubs and schools, before attention turns to the live squad announcement.
Tune in from 1.50pm as McKenzie is joined by former Scotland captains Chris Paterson and Al Kellock, ahead of Head Coach Gregor Townsend naming the squad captain and introducing the 31-man group heading to Japan, one by one.
Scotland supporters are invited to join this special occasion which includes the chance to meet some of the players selected to represent the nation in the land of the rising sun.
Those who can’t make it along can now follow it live at bbc.co.uk/sport/live/rugby-union/49558976 and on Scottish Rugby’s social media channels – Twitter, Facebook and Instagram – all of which will feature exclusive, on-the-ground content from the event, with a special edition coach and captain podcast and story-of-the-day video and photography round-up following later in the day.