International Rugby

Four South Africans bolster Scottish side

Scottish coach Gregor Townsend has named a national side with a strong South African influence to face the Springboks this weekend.

Prop WP Nel starts in the pack while a further two South African forwards in Josh Strauss and Allan Dell will feature from the bench.

In the backs, former Stormers centre Huw Jones will be starting at 13.


15 Stuart Hogg, 14 Tommy Seymour, 13 Huw Jones, 12 Pete Horne, 11 Sean Maitland, 10 Finn Russell, 9 Greig Laidlaw (captain), 8 Ryan Wilson, 7 Hamish Watson, 6 Sam Skinner 5 Jonny Gray, 4 Ben Toolis, 3 WP Nel, 2 Stuart McInally, 1 Gordon Reid

Substitutes: 16 Fraser Brown, 17 Allan Dell, 18 Simon Berghan, 19 Josh Strauss, 20 Jamie Ritchie, 21 Ali Price, 22 Adam Hastings, 23 Chris Harris.

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