20 Warriors in Scotland squad for Italy

Gregor Townsend has named 20 Glasgow Warriors in his 38-man Scotland squad for the final NatWest 6 Nations game against Italy this Saturday.

Uncapped trio Scott Cummings, Matt Fagerson and Adam Hastings are all included as is Richie Vernon who last played for his country at the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

All three of Cummings 21, Fagerson 19 and Hastings 21 have been involved in national camps previously and are rewarded for their stand out performances in the Guinness PRO14.

30-year old Vernon has 24 international caps to date. He is named amongst the backs but is equally as comfortable playing in the back-row as he is at centre.


Scotland squad for NatWest 6 Nations


John Barclay CAPTAIN (Scarlets)

Simon Berghan (Edinburgh Rugby)

Jamie Bhatti (Glasgow Warriors)

Fraser Brown (Glasgow Warriors)

Scott Cummings (Glasgow Warriors)

David Denton (Worcester Warriors)

Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors)

Matt Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors)

Grant Gilchrist (Edinburgh Rugby)

Jonny Gray (Glasgow Warriors)

Richie Gray (Toulouse)

Luke Hamilton (Leicester Tigers)

Scott Lawson (Newcastle Falcons)

Darryl Marfo (Edinburgh Rugby)

Stuart McInally (Edinburgh Rugby)

Willem Nel (Edinburgh Rugby)

Gordon Reid (London Irish)

Tim Swinson (Glasgow Warriors)

Hamish Watson (Edinburgh Rugby)

Ryan Wilson (Glasgow Warriors)


BACKS (18)

Nick Grigg (Glasgow Warriors)

Chris Harris (Newcastle Falcons)

Adam Hastings (Glasgow Warriors)

Stuart Hogg (Glasgow Warriors)

George Horne (Glasgow Warriors)

Pete Horne (Glasgow Warriors)

Ruaridh Jackson (Glasgow Warriors)

Huw Jones (Glasgow Warriors)

Lee Jones (Glasgow Warriors)

Blair Kinghorn (Edinburgh Rugby)

Greig Laidlaw (Clermont Auvergne)

Sean Maitland (Saracens)

Byron McGuigan (Sale Sharks)

Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors)

Finn Russell (Glasgow Warriors)

Matt Scott (Gloucester)

Tommy Seymour (Glasgow Warriors)

Richie Vernon (Glasgow Warriors)