Scotland name team to play Chile in A international in Santiago - new captain, six uncapped players involved

Gregor Townsend has named three uncapped players in his Scotland A starting XV for the match against Chile on Saturday.

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has named his team to play Chile. (Photo by Ross MacDonald / SNS Group)
Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has named his team to play Chile. (Photo by Ross MacDonald / SNS Group)

Flanker Ben Muncaster, full-back Ollie Smith and centre Matt Currie have been picked for the game in Santiago, with another three uncapped players on the bench: hooker Johnny Matthews, prop Murphy Walker and lock Glen Young.

Luke Crosbie, the Edinburgh back row, will captain the team in the non-cap international which is the first game of a South American tour which will continue with a three-Test series against Argentina in July. Sione Tuipulotu of Glasgow Warriors is vice-captain.

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The match falls outside the designated international window and the team is comprised of Scottish-based players with the exception of Scarlets prop Javan Sebastian.

It is the first time Scotland have played an A international since February 2014 when they drew 16-16 with England Saxons at Scotstoun, Byron McGuigan scoring Scotland’s try.

Scotland A team (v Chile, Estadio Santa Laura Universidad SEK, Santiago, Saturday, 9pm BST)

15. Ollie Smith - Glasgow Warriors - 0 caps

14. Damien Hoyland - Edinburgh Rugby - 4 caps

13. Matt Currie - Edinburgh Rugby - 0 caps

12. Sione Tuipulotu - Glasgow Warriors - (Vice-Captain) - 5 caps

11. Rufus McLean - Glasgow Warriors - 2 caps

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10. Ross Thompson - Glasgow Warriors - 1 cap

9. George Horne - Glasgow Warriors - 17 caps

1. Jamie Bhatti - Glasgow Warriors - 22 caps

2. Dave Cherry - Edinburgh Rugby - 5 caps

3. Javan Sebastian - Scarlets - 1 cap

4. Jamie Hodgson - Edinburgh Rugby - 5 caps

5. Scott Cummings - Glasgow Warriors - 21 caps

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6. Ben Muncaster - Edinburgh Rugby - 0 caps

7. Luke Crosbie - Edinburgh Rugby- (Captain) - 1 cap

8. Matt Fagerson - Glasgow Warriors - 21 caps

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16. Johnny Matthews - Glasgow Warriors - 0 caps

17. Pierre Schoeman - Edinburgh Rugby - 9 caps

18. Murphy Walker - Glasgow Warriors - 0 caps

19. Glen Young - Edinburgh Rugby - 0 caps

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20. Magnus Bradbury - Edinburgh Rugby - 18 caps

21. Ali Price - Glasgow Warriors - 51 caps

22. Blair Kinghorn - Edinburgh Rugby - 31 caps

23. Mark Bennett - Edinburgh Rugby - 24 caps

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