Worcesters Alex Grove, Edinburghs Alan MacDonald and Glasgow Warriors Richie Vernon have been named in the Scotland squad for the first time. The uncapped players are included in Andy Robinsons 32-man squad, which is his first in charge for next months autumn international against Fiji. But there is no place in the squad for Glasgow kicking specialist Dan Parks.
Robinson said (quote) We have chosen the squad primarily on the basis of current form and there is a good balance of players with 10 each from Edinburgh and Glasgow Warriors and 12 Exiles. We are also monitiring the form of Parks, along with Northampton Saints Scott Gray and Edinburghs Allister Hogg, as players for possible inclusion in future Tests.(end quote)
Scotland squad: John Barclay (Glasgow Warriors), Johnnie Beattie (Glasgow Warriors), Mike Blair (Edinburgh), Kelly Brown (Glasgow Warriors), Ben Cairns (Edinburgh), Geoff Cross (Edinburgh), Chris Cusiter (Glasgow Warriors), Simon Danielli (Ulster), Nick De Luca (Edinburgh), Alasdair Dickinson (Gloucester), Thom Evans (Glasgow Warriors), Ross Ford (Edinburgh), Phil Godman (Edinburgh), Alex Grove (Worcester Warriors), Dougie Hall (Glasgow Warriors), Nathan Hines (Leinster), Allan Jacobsen (Edinburgh), Alastair Kellock (Glasgow Warriors), Rory Lamont (Toulon), Sean Lamont (Scarlets), Rory Lawson (Gloucester), Scott Lawson (Gloucester), Moray Low (Glasgow Warriors), Alan MacDonald (Edinburgh), Scott MacLeod (Edinburgh), Graeme Morrison (Glasgow Warriors), Chris Paterson (Edinburgh), Hugo Southwell (Stade Francais), Alasdair Strokosch (Gloucester), Richie Vernon (Glasgow Warriors), Nikki Walker (Ospreys), Jason White (Clermont Auvergne).