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Scotland call on Bresler


  • 17 Aug 2017
Anton Bresler Anton Bresler

Former Sharks lock Anton Bresler is one of seven uncapped players named in Scotland’s 41-man squad to attend a two-day camp.

The 29-year-old Bresler, alongside Matt Fagerson, Darcy Graham, Jamie Ritchie, Scott Cummings, Jamie Bhatti and Phil Burleigh are the new faces in the Test squad.

Additionally, coach Gregor Townsend recalled South African-born prop WP Nel and current Western Province centre Huw Jones, following their return to fitness.

There are six injured players, including British & Irish Lions fullback Stuart Hogg, who were invited to attend the camp despite their niggles, as Townsend prepares for their end-of-year Tests against Samoa, New Zealand and Australia.

‘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 squad – Phil Burleigh, Alex Dunbar, Darcy Graham, Nick Grigg (, Pete Horne, Rory Hughes, Huw Jones, Lee Jones, Greig Laidlaw, Sean Maitland, Ali Price, Henry Pyrgos, Finn Russell, Tommy Seymour, Duncan Taylor, Greig Tonks, Tim Visser, John Barclay, Jamie Bhatti, Magnus Bradbury, Anton Bresler, Scott Cummings, Matt Fagerson, Zander Fagerson, Ross Ford, Grant Gilchrist, John Hardie, Stuart McInally, Willem Nel, Gordon Reid, Jamie Ritchie, Tim Swinson, Ben Toolis, Hamish Watson, Ryan Wilson.

Photo: Edinburgh

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