Bresler included in Scotland squad

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:29
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TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT: Gregor Townsend has named seven uncapped players in his 41-man squad for Scotland's pre-season training camp in St Andrews.

Townsend's side will meet up on Sunday for a two-day camp that includes fresh faces Glasgow loose forward Matt Fagerson and Edinburgh wing Darcy Graham.

The duo, who both shone for Scotland's Under-20s at this year's World Championship, are joined by fellow newcomers Jamie Ritchie, Scott Cummings, Jamie Bhatti, Phil Burleigh and Anton Bresler.

Before moving to Edinburgh, Bresler represented South Africa's Sharks in Super Rugby between 2011 and 2014.

Injured British and Irish Lion Stuart Hogg is also among a group of six casualties invited by Scottish boss Townsend to attend the camp.

"This camp is an opportunity to bring the players together who are foremost in our thoughts for the autumn Tests," Townsend said.

"It's an important step in our preparations for what will be three very tough Test matches."

Scotland face Samoa, New Zealand and Australia in their November fixtures.

Scotland squad: Phil Burleigh (Edinburgh), Alex Dunbar (Glasgow Warriors), Darcy Graham (Edinburgh), Nick Grigg (Glasgow Warriors), Pete Horne (Glasgow Warriors), Rory Hughes (Glasgow Warriors), Huw Jones (Stormers), Lee Jones (Glasgow Warriors), Greig Laidlaw (Clermont Auvergne), Sean Maitland (Saracens), Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors), Henry Pyrgos (Glasgow Warriors), Finn Russell (Glasgow Warriors), Tommy Seymour (Glasgow Warriors), Duncan Taylor (Saracens), Greig Tonks (London Irish), Tim Visser (Harlequins), John Barclay (Scarlets), Jamie Bhatti (Glasgow Warriors), Magnus Bradbury (Edinburgh), Anton Bresler (Edinburgh), Scott Cummings (Glasgow Warriors), Matt Fagerson (Academy aligned to Glasgow Warriors), Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors), Ross Ford (Edinburgh), Grant Gilchrist (Edinburgh), John Hardie (Edinburgh), Stuart McInally (Edinburgh), Willem Nel (Edinburgh), Gordon Reid (London Irish), Jamie Ritchie (Edinburgh), Tim Swinson (Glasgow Warriors), Ben Toolis (Edinburgh), Hamish Watson (Edinburgh), Ryan Wilson (Glasgow Warriors).

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