Gilchrist in line for 50th Scotland cap

Gilchrist in line for 50th Scotland cap

Scotland Head Coach Gregor Townsend has named eight Edinburgh Rugby players in his 23-man squad for Scotland's Guinness Six Nations clash against Wales (Saturday 12 February, 2.15pm kick-off) at the Principality Stadium.

Edinburgh Rugby co-captain Grant Gilchrist starts at lock, and is set to make his 50th appearance for Scotland. The second-row debuted for Scotland against France in 2013 and will lead the team out in Cardiff as Vice-Captain to complement his achievement.

Darcy Graham is once again selected to start on the wing, following a match defining performance in the Calcutta Cup.

After a strong showing from the bench against England, props WP Nel and Pierre Schoeman, and hooker Stuart McInally all move into the starting side to form an all-Edinburgh front row.

Hamish Watson retains his starting position at flanker, and lines up alongside incoming summer signing Sam Skinner - who comes into the side at six to replace Jamie Ritchie. Ritchie has received surgery on a hamstring injury and will be out for the rest of the 2022 Guinness Six Nations Championship.

Magnus Bradbury and Blair Kinghorn are again in line to add to their caps tallies as replacements.


Scotland team to face Wales in the 2022 Guinness Six Nations at the Principality Stadium, live on BBC One, Saturday, 12 February - kick-off 2.15pm.

15. Stuart Hogg - Exeter Chiefs - (Captain) - 89 caps

14. Darcy Graham - Edinburgh Rugby - 23 caps
13. Chris Harris – Gloucester Rugby - 32 caps
12. Sione Tuipulotu - Glasgow Warriors - 2 caps
11. Duhan van der Merwe - Worcester Warriors - 14 caps

10. Finn Russell – Racing 92 - (Vice-Captain) - 59 caps
9. Ali Price – Glasgow Warriors - 47 caps

1. Pierre Schoeman - Edinburgh Rugby - 5 caps
2. Stuart McInally - Edinburgh Rugby - 44 caps
3. WP Nel - Edinburgh Rugby - 44 caps
4. Jonny Gray – Exeter Chiefs - 65 caps
5. Grant Gilchrist - Edinburgh Rugby - (Vice-Captain) - 49 caps
6. Sam Skinner - Exeter Chiefs - 16 caps
7. Hamish Watson - Edinburgh Rugby - 46 caps
8. Matt Fagerson - Glasgow Warriors - 18 caps

Replacements

16. George Turner - Glasgow Warriors - 21 caps
17. Rory Sutherland - Worcester Warriors - 17 caps
18. Zander Fagerson - Glasgow Warriors - 43 caps
19. Magnus Bradbury - Edinburgh Rugby - 15 caps
20. Rory Darge – Glasgow Warriors - Uncapped
21. Ben White - London Irish – 1 cap
22. Blair Kinghorn - Edinburgh Rugby - 28 caps
23. Cameron Redpath - Bath Rugby – 1 cap

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