Watson to hit half-century against Pumas

Watson to hit half-century against Pumas

Club centurion Hamish Watson is named vice-captain on his 50th Scotland appearance as the back-row returns to the starting line-up for Saturday's second Test against Argentina at the Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena, Salta​ (9 July, kick-off 8.10pm BST) - live on Sky Sports.

Watson is one of eight Edinburgh men selected in the starting line-up for the clash against Los Pumas as the British & Irish Lion star is named in a pack alongside Pierre Schoeman (loosehead), Dave Cherry (hooker) and Grant Gilchrist (lock).

New signing Sam Skinner (lock) is also named in the starting Test side ahead of joining the club later this summer.

In the backs, Blair Kinghorn (stand-off), Mark Bennett (centre) - a try-scorer in last Saturday's opening Test defeat - and Darcy Graham (wing) all retain their place in the starting XV.

Get the latest from Cherry ahead of Saturday's Test below and click here for all team news from Scottish Rugby.


Scotland team to face Argentina at the Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena, Salta
Saturday 9 July (kick-off 8.10pm BST) - live on Sky Sports

15. Rory Hutchinson - Northampton Saints - 6 caps

14. Darcy Graham - Edinburgh Rugby - 28 caps
13. Mark Bennett - Edinburgh Rugby - 25 caps
12. Sam Johnson - Glasgow Warriors - 25 caps
11. Duhan van der Merwe - Worcester Warriors - 17 caps

10. Blair Kinghorn - Edinburgh Rugby - 32 caps
9. Ben White - London Irish - 5 caps

1. Pierre Schoeman - Edinburgh Rugby- 10 caps
2. Dave Cherry - Edinburgh Rugby - 5 caps
3. Zander Fagerson - Glasgow Warriors - 48 caps
4. Sam Skinner - Edinburgh Rugby - 21 caps
5. Grant Gilchrist - Edinburgh Rugby - (Captain) - 54 caps
6. Rory Darge - Glasgow Warriors - 5 caps
7. Hamish Watson - Edinburgh Rugby (Vice-Captain) – 49 caps
8. Matt Fagerson - Glasgow Warriors - 22 caps

Replacements

16. George Turner - Glasgow Warriors - 26 caps
17. Jamie Bhatti - Glasgow Warriors - 23 caps
18. Javan Sebastian - Scarlets - 2 caps
19. Scott Cummings - Glasgow Warriors - 21 caps
20. Andy Christie - Saracens - 1 cap
21. Ali Price - Glasgow Warriors - 52 caps
22. Ross Thompson - Glasgow Warriors - 1 cap
23. Kyle Rowe - London Irish - 0 caps

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