Autumn internationals: Scotland name up Sharks’ Dylan Richardson from South Africa

Dylan Richardson performed for the Sharks in opposition to the touring British and Irish Lions in July

Scotland have chosen South Africa-born Sharks back-row Dylan Richardson for a two-day coaching camp earlier than their first autumn worldwide.

The 22-year-old has spent his complete profession on the Durban-based franchise, however qualifies for Scotland via his father.

Head coach Gregor Townsend has known as up 14 uncapped gamers in complete.

Scotland start their autumn programme in opposition to Tonga at Murrayfield on Saturday, 30 October.

The Check falls exterior World Rugby’s worldwide window, so Scotland gamers primarily based in England in France won’t characteristic as their golf equipment are underneath no obligation to launch them.

Captain Stuart Hogg, front-line fly-halves Finn Russell and Adam Hastings, lock Jonny Grey, prop Rory Sutherland and wing Duhan van der Merwe might be amongst these unavailable.

The Scots host Australia, world champions South Africa and Japan on consecutive weekends with all gamers at Townsend’s disposal.

The preliminary camp, which convenes on Sunday, options three British and Irish Lions in scrum-half Ali Value, flanker Hamish Watson and prop Zander Fagerson, every of whom toured South Africa through the summer season.

Nineteen members of the squad have been on account of embark on a three-match summer season programme which was cancelled on account of a Covid-19 outbreak.

Among the many new faces, South Africa-born Edinburgh prop Pierre Schoeman has accomplished his residency interval to qualify for Scotland, and together with Richardson, might face the nation of his start in November.

The latter, whose father was born in Edinburgh, has been capped by South Africa at Beneath-20 degree and performed in opposition to the touring Lions in July. He could be deployed at hooker in addition to within the back-row.

Latest Glasgow signing Sione Tuipulotu might make his Scotland debut in opposition to Tonga, the place his father is from.

Warriors team-mate Rory Darge has made a massively spectacular begin to the marketing campaign and can be in line for a Check bow, alongside fellow Glasgow males Cole Forbes, Rufus McLean, Jamie Dobie and Ross Thompson.

Edinburgh’s Luke Crosbie, Jamie Hodgson, Matt Currie, Charlie Savala, Marshall Sykes and Jack Blain are additionally vying for first worldwide outings.

“With 4 robust Check matches forward of us it is necessary we carry gamers collectively early, join with them as coaches and allow them to develop as a bunch earlier than the marketing campaign will get underneath means,” stated Townsend.

“We’re happy with the depth we’re in a position to name upon to make up this coaching squad and it gives a real alternative for gamers to place their hand up for choice to the total Autumn Nations Sequence squad.”

Scotland squad

Forwards: Jamie Bhatti, Fraser Brown, Luke Crosbie, Rory Darge, Matt Fagerson, Zander Fagerson, Grant Gilchrist, Nick Haining, Rob Harley, Jamie Hodgson, Oli Kebble, Murray McCallum, Stuart McInally, Dylan Richardson, Jamie Ritchie, Pierre Schoeman, Marshall Sykes, George Turner.

Backs: Mark Bennett, Jack Blain, Matt Currie, Jamie Dobie, Cole Forbes, Darcy Graham, George Horne, Damien Hoyland, Sam Johnson, Blair Kinghorn, James Lang, Rufus McLean, Ali Value, Charlie Savala, Kyle Steyn, Ross Thompson, Sione Tuipulotu.

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