Bennett starts as seven selected for Pumas test

Bennett starts as seven selected for Pumas test

Mark Bennett makes his first Scotland start since 2016 as one of seven Edinburgh men picked in Gregor Townsend's side to face Argentina at Estadio 23 de Agostoon this Saturday (2 July, kick-off 8.10pm BST) - live on Sky Sports.

All seven capital stars will start on Saturday in a 23 skippered by Edinburgh's club co-captain, Grant Gilchrist.

The club's Scottish Building Society Player of the Season Mark Bennett sees his sparkling form rewarded, earning a starting berth at outside centre, adding to his 24 caps for Scotland.

He will be joined in the back-line by Darcy Graham (wing) and club centurion Blair Kinghorn who takes the reins at stand-off.

Captain Gilchrist is joined in the tight-five by loosehead prop Pierre Schoeman. Magnus Bradbury (blindside) and Luke Crosbie (openside) combine at back-row.

There will also be a very familiar face in the opposition's ranks, with Glen Moray Players' Player of the Season Emiliano Boffelli selected in the Argentine back-three.

Scotland team to face Argentina at the Estadio 23 de Agosto, Jujuy
Saturday 2 July, kick-off 8.10pm BST - live on Sky Sports

15. Rory Hutchinson - Northampton Saints - 5 caps

14. Darcy Graham - Edinburgh Rugby - 27 caps
13. Mark Bennett - Edinburgh Rugby - 24 caps
12. Sam Johnson - Glasgow Warriors - 24 caps
11. Duhan van der Merwe - Worcester Warriors - 16 caps

10. Blair Kinghorn - Edinburgh Rugby - 31 caps
9. Ali Price - Glasgow Warriors - (Vice-Captain) - 51 caps

1. Pierre Schoeman - Edinburgh Rugby - 9 caps
2. George Turner - Glasgow Warriors - 25 caps
3. Zander Fagerson - Glasgow Warriors - 47 caps
4. Grant Gilchrist - Edinburgh Rugby - (Captain) - 53 caps
5. Jonny Gray - Exeter Chiefs - 67 caps
6. Magnus Bradbury - Edinburgh Rugby - 18 caps
7. Luke Crosbie - Edinburgh Rugby - 1 cap
8. Matt Fagerson - Glasgow Warriors - 21 caps

Replacements

16. Ewan Ashman - Sale Sharks - 2 caps
17. Rory Sutherland - Worcester Warriors - 18 caps
18. Javan Sebastian - Scarlets - 1 cap
19. Sam Skinner - Exeter Chiefs - 20 caps
20. Rory Darge - Glasgow Warriors - 4 caps
21. Ben White - London Irish - 4 caps
22. Ross Thompson - Glasgow Warriors - 1 cap
23. Sione Tuipulotu - Glasgow Warriors - 5 caps

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