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Scotland Six Nations squad: Gregor Townsend names Ben Healy amongst 4 uncapped gamers | Rugby Union Information

Gregor Townsend has named a 40-player Scotland squad for the upcoming Six Nations; the panel consists of 4 uncapped gamers, with Munster fly-half Ben Healy eligible via his maternal grandparents

Final Up to date: 01/17/23 3:12pm


Ben Healy has been included in Scotland’s Six Nations squad after signing for Edinburgh from Munster

Ben Healy is considered one of 4 uncapped gamers included in Gregor Townsend’s 40-player Scotland squad for the Six Nations.

The 23-year-old Munster stand-off, who will be part of Edinburgh in the summertime, was born in Eire and represented the U20s however qualifies for Scotland via his maternal grandparents and can present back-up for Finn Russell at quantity 10.

Bathtub wing Ruaridh McConnochie, Glasgow middle Stafford McDowall and Leicester second-row Cameron Henderson are the opposite three included who’re but to characteristic for the nationwide staff.

Hamish Watson and Zander Fagerson are included regardless of being sidelined by damage in latest months, however Darcy Graham, Scott Cummings, Rory Darge and Adam Hastings – who’ve additionally been battling health points – haven’t made the squad.

Ewan Ashman (Sale Sharks) 6 caps, Josh Bayliss (Bathtub Rugby) 3 caps, Simon Berghan (Glasgow Warriors) 31 caps, Jamie Bhatti (Glasgow Warriors) 25 caps, Fraser Brown (Glasgow Warriors) 57 caps, Dave Cherry (Edinburgh Rugby ) 8 caps, Andy Christie (Saracens) 4 caps, Luke Crosbie (Edinburgh Rugby) 2 caps, Jack Dempsey (Glasgow Warriors) 4 caps, Matt Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors) 28 caps, Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors) 54 caps, Grant Gilchrist (Edinburgh Rugby) 59 caps, Jonny Grey (Exeter Chiefs) 72 caps, Richie Grey (Glasgow Warriors) 69 caps, Cameron Henderson (Leicester Tigers) uncapped, WP Nel (Edinburgh Rugby) 50 caps, Jamie Ritchie (Edinburgh Rugby) – CAPTAIN – 36 caps, Pierre Schoeman (Edinburgh Rugby) 16 caps, Javan Sebastian (Scarlets) 3 caps, Sam Skinner (Edinburgh Rugby) 23 caps, Rory Sutherland (Ulster Rugby) 22 caps, George Turner (Glasgow Warriors) 29 caps, Hamish Watson (Edinburgh Rugby) 54 caps

Chris Harris (Gloucester Rugby) 39 caps, Ben Healy (Munster Rugby) uncapped, Stuart Hogg (Exeter Chiefs) 96 caps, George Horne (Glasgow Warriors) 18 caps, Huw Jones (Glasgow Warriors) 31 caps, Blair Kinghorn (Edinburgh Rugby) 38 caps, Sean Maitland (Saracens) 53 caps, Ruaridh McConnochie (Bathtub Rugby) uncapped, Stafford McDowell (Glasgow Warriors) uncapped, Ali Worth (Glasgow Warriors) 58 caps, Cameron Redpath (Bathtub Rugby) 4 caps, Finn Russell (Racing 92 ) 65 caps, Ollie Smith (Glasgow Warriors) 2 caps, Kyle Steyn (Glasgow Warriors) 5 caps, Sione Tuipulotu (Glasgow Warriors) 11 caps, Duhan van der Merwe (Edinburgh Rugby) 23 caps, Ben White (London Irish) 9 caps

Jamie Ritchie, who captained Scotland throughout the Autumn Nations Sequence, continues in that position, whereas accustomed to Sean Maitland, Huw Jones, Finn Russell and Stuart Hogg are all named.

  Finn Russell will have competition from Healy for the no.10 shirt

Finn Russell may have competitors from Healy for the no.10 shirt

Townsend is worked up for the 12 months forward as preparations for the World Cup proceed, with one eye additionally on Healy to see what he makes of the chance that has been given to him.

“The Six Nations across the nook is a really thrilling time and the one 12 months out of the 4 we as coaches cannot watch for is the World Cup 12 months.

“I feel rugby is so aggressive throughout the Six Nations but in addition world rugby so actually, actually lucky and grateful to be concerned.

“Properly, simply during the last two or three weeks, Ben performed very well off the bench towards Ulster after which the next week began towards the Lions and I used to be impressed with him that night time.

“He is a distinct participant to the 10s we’ve got had within the squad however he’s an excellent attacker, each by way of the system and his personal particular person strengths, and he has an excellent kicking recreation.

“To have somebody we are able to name on of Ben’s means when we’ve got misplaced Adam Hastings and Ross Thompson to accidents is an actual optimistic.”

Scotland get their Six Nations marketing campaign underway with a go to to Twickenham to face England on 4 February earlier than a house conflict towards Wales (February 11) within the second spherical.

  • v England – Saturday February 4 (Twickenham)
  • vs Wales – Saturday February 11 (Murrayfield)
  • vs. France – Sunday February 26 (Stade de France)
  • vs Eire – Sunday March 12 (Murrayfield)
  • vs Italy – Saturday March 18 (Murrayfield)

A visit to France then awaits (February 11) earlier than two house ties towards Eire (March 12) and Italy (March 18) to complete their match.

Scotland’s 40-man 2023 Six Nations squad

Forwards (23): Ewan Ashman (Sale Sharks) 6 caps, Josh Bayliss (Bathtub Rugby) 3 caps, Simon Berghan (Glasgow Warriors) 31 caps, Jamie Bhatti (Glasgow Warriors) 25 caps, Fraser Brown (Glasgow Warriors) 57 caps, Dave Cherry (Edinburgh Rugby ) 8 caps, Andy Christie (Saracens) 4 caps, Luke Crosbie (Edinburgh Rugby) 2 caps, Jack Dempsey (Glasgow Warriors) 4 caps, Matt Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors) 28 caps, Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors) 54 caps, Grant Gilchrist (Edinburgh Rugby) 59 caps, Jonny Grey (Exeter Chiefs) 72 caps, Richie Grey (Glasgow Warriors) 69 caps, Cameron Henderson (Leicester Tigers) uncapped, WP Nel (Edinburgh Rugby) 50 caps, Jamie Ritchie (Edinburgh Rugby) – CAPTAIN – 36 caps, Pierre Schoeman (Edinburgh Rugby) 16 caps, Javan Sebastian (Scarlets) 3 caps, Sam Skinner (Edinburgh Rugby) 23 caps, Rory Sutherland (Ulster Rugby) 22 caps, George Turner (Glasgow Warriors) 29 caps, Hamish Watson (Edinburgh Rugby) 54 caps

Backs (17): Chris Harris (Gloucester Rugby) 39 caps, Ben Healy (Munster Rugby) uncapped, Stuart Hogg (Exeter Chiefs) 96 caps, George Horne (Glasgow Warriors) 18 caps, Huw Jones (Glasgow Warriors) 31 caps, Blair Kinghorn (Edinburgh Rugby) 38 caps, Sean Maitland (Saracens) 53 caps, Ruaridh McConnochie (Bathtub Rugby) uncapped, Stafford McDowell (Glasgow Warriors) uncapped, Ali Worth (Glasgow Warriors) 58 caps, Cameron Redpath (Bathtub Rugby) 4 caps, Finn Russell (Racing 92 ) 65 caps, Ollie Smith (Glasgow Warriors) 2 caps, Kyle Steyn (Glasgow Warriors) 5 caps, Sione Tuipulotu (Glasgow Warriors) 11 caps, Duhan van der Merwe (Edinburgh Rugby) 23 caps, Ben White (London Irish) 9 caps

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