Winger Darcy Graham on brink of Scotland debut against Wales

Darcy Graham during a Scotland training session at Oriam. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS/SRU
Darcy Graham during a Scotland training session at Oriam. Picture: Paul Devlin/SNS/SRU
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Scotland coach Gregor Townsend praised the recent form of Edinburgh wing Darcy Graham, which has taken the 21-year-old to the brink of a first cap after being named on the bench for Saturday’s Doddie Weir Cup Test match against Wales in Cardiff.

Graham has propelled himself from outside the squad for the series, which will roll into home matches against Fiji, South Africa and Argentina, to the matchday 23 for Saturday’s November opener.

“He has shown great form over the last three or four games,” said Townsend of the Hawick youngster, who had been invited to train with the initial official 40-man pool.

“Darcy had played the week before [we announced the squad] against Montpellier [in the Heineken Champions Cup] and we were impressed so we said to him that, depending on what happens over the next three or four weeks and how you play, you could easily come into the mix for one of these games.”

Edinburgh hooker and skipper Stuart McInally will captain what is a Scots pro-team select due to the match falling outside the Test window. Winger Tommy Seymour will act as joint vice-captain along with his Glasgow skipper Ryan Wilson.