Scotland coach Gregor Townsend will name his extended World Cup training squad tomorrow morning. The first major logbook on the road to the tournament in Japan. Scotland is in top 6 teams and has the chance to perform well in this year’s tournament. Fans are excited to get their Rugby World Cup Final Tickets to support their team.
Four years ago, Vern Cotter had named 46 players before the tournament in England and Townsend should be about the same before reducing it to 31, which will reduce the plane later in the game.
The national coach will have the opportunity to take stock of the Saracens centre, Duncan Taylor. Their season was shattered after damaging the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments. The current skipper Stuart McInally, who left the recent match Glasgow-Edinburgh with an ankle problem.
Richie Gray, who has had a long back injury, is expected to return to the Scotland squad and accumulate a series of impressive matches for the European semi-finalists and league leaders.
Scott Cummings, who plays on the second row of Glasgow, should also have the opportunity to claim a place in one of the most competitive positions.
Blade Thomson, the Scarlets flanker, also made a comeback after suffering a concussion in his Edinburgh match in early November.
Nearly a complete XV of the nominated players will not travel to Japan. But, the season to complete Glasgow at the Pro14 play-offs, a summer of twists announces that Scotland will face four matches in preparation. Against France and Georgia, meet both nations at home and away.
The first match will take place against the French in Nice on Saturday 17 August, before a return leg against BT Murrayfield the following week. Then comes a first historical test in Georgia in Tbilisi on August 31, before welcoming the Eastern Europeans to Edinburgh, the first weekend of September.
Moreover Ireland, Scotland will face Samoa, Russia and Japan in Pool A as they attempt to repeat their knockout stages in playoffs when they lost 35-34 against Australia in Twickenham in a classic quarter-final.
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