Richardson misses out as Scotland pick Six Nations squad

Scotland coach Gregor Townsend on Wednesday named five uncapped players in his 39-man Six Nations squad but there was no place for Sharks flank Dylan Richardson.

Saracens back-row forward Andy Christie and London Irish scrumhalf Ben White are among those hoping to make a Test debut during the tournament.

Rory Darge, Ben Vellacott and Kyle Rowe have also been included ahead of the Dark Blues’ tournament opener against England at Murrayfield on 5 February.

Bath centre Cameron Redpath, who was impressive on debut against England last year, has recovered from injury and is now in contention for the match in Edinburgh.

Stuart Hogg, fresh from becoming Scotland’s all-time leading try-scorer, retains the captaincy.

Hogg is joined in the squad by fellow British & Irish Lions internationals Finn Russell, Ali Price, Zander Fagerson, Chris Harris, Rory Sutherland, Duhan van der Merwe and Hamish Watson.

Scotland squad

Backs: Mark Bennett (Edinburgh), Darcy Graham (Edinburgh), Chris Harris (Gloucester/ENG), Stuart Hogg (Exeter/ENG, c), Rory Hutchinson (Northampton/ENG), Sam Johnson (Glasgow), Blair Kinghorn (Edinburgh), Rufus McLean (Glasgow), Ali Price (Glasgow), Cameron Redpath (Bath/ENG), Kyle Rowe (London Irish/ENG), Finn Russell (Racing 92/FRA), Kyle Steyn (Glasgow), Sione Tuipulotu (Glasgow), Duhan van der Merwe (Worcester/ENG), Ben Vellacott (Edinburgh), Ben White (London Irish/ENG)

Forwards: Ewan Ashman (Sale/ENG), Josh Bayliss (Bath/ENG), Jamie Bhatti (Glasgow), Magnus Bradbury (Edinburgh), Andy Christie (Saracens/ENG), Scott Cummings (Glasgow), Rory Darge (Glasgow), Matt Fagerson (Glasgow), Zander Fagerson (Glasgow), Grant Gilchrist (Edinburgh), Jonny Gray (Exeter/ENG), Nick Haining (Edinburgh), Jamie Hodgson (Edinburgh), Stuart McInally (Edinburgh), WP Nel (Edinburgh), Jamie Ritchie (Edinburgh), Pierre Schoeman (Edinburgh), Javan Sebastian (Scarlets/WAL), Sam Skinner (Exeter/ENG), Rory Sutherland (Worcester/ENG), George Turner (Glasgow), Hamish Watson (Edinburgh)

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