Gregor Townsend will be aiming to continue Scotland's Six Nations success this autumn
Scotland Autumn Internationals Squad 2021
The head coach had named a 36-strong training squad for the Tonga fixture last week made up of home-based players given that it falls outside the international window. Exeter’s Stuart Hogg, Worcester’s Duhan van der Merwe and Racing’s Finn Russell are amongst those based out of Scotland who have been named in this expanded squad.
As well as those experienced players, Townsend has selected 12 uncapped players.
The head coach said: “There have been some notable performances from both our home-based players and those at clubs outside of Scotland, which has enabled us as coaches to select a group which are playing well and will be motivated across the four games.
“We also feel that this the right time to bring in some younger players given their early-season form. They have created opportunities for themselves to represent their country and we believe that they will thrive in the Test-match environment.”
Scotland will be looking to avenge the defeat by Japan that knocked them out of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
Scotland last faced the Springboks in 2018 where they lost in a narrow 26-20 match. Australia last battled with the Scots in 2017 and Scotland were victorious in a 53-24 game while Tonga lost 37-12 to Scotland when they last met in 2014.
Scotland Autumn Internationals Squad 2021
Mark Bennett (3 Feb 1993/Edinburgh/Centre/2014 v Argentina/22)
Jamie Dobie (7 Jun 2001/Glasgow/Scrum-half/Uncapped)
Darcy Graham (21 Jun 1997/Edinburgh/Wing/2018 v Wales/19)
Chris Harris (28 Dec 1990/Gloucester/Centre/2017 v Samoa/28 (+1 for Lions))
Adam Hastings (5 Oct 1996/Gloucester/Fly-half/2018 v Canada/23)
Stuart Hogg (24 Jun 1992/Exeter Chiefs/Full-back/2012 v Wales/85 (+2 for Lions))
George Horne (12 May 1995/Glasgow/Scrum-half/2018 v USA/14)
Damien Hoyland (11 Jun 1994/Edinburgh/Full-back or wing/2015 v Italy/4)
Sam Johnson (19 Jun 1993/Glasgow Warriors/Centre/2019 v Italy/18)
Huw Jones (17 Dec 1993/Harlequins/Centre/2016 v Japan/31)
Blair Kinghorn (18 Jan 1997/Edinburgh/Wing/2018 v England/25)
Rufus McLean (2 Mar 2000/Glasgow/Full-back or wing/Uncapped)
Ali Price (12 May 1993/Glasgow Warriors/Scrum-half/2016 v Georgia/42)
Finn Russell (23 Sep 1992/Racing 92/Fly-half/2014 v USA/55 (+1 for Lions))
Matt Scott (30 Sep 1990/Leicester Tigers/Centre/2012 v Ireland/39)
Kyle Steyn (29 Jan 1994/Glasgow/Centre/2020 v France/1)
Ross Thompson (10 Apr 1999/Glasgow/Fly-half/Uncapped)
Sione Tuipulotu (12 Feb 1997/Glasgow/Centre/Uncapped)
Duhan van der Merwe (4 Jun 1995/Worcester/Wing/2020 v Georgia/10 (+3 for Lions))
Ewan Ashman (3 Apr 2000/Sale Sharks/Hooker/Uncapped)
Josh Bayliss (18 Sep 1997/Bath/Back-row/Uncapped)
Jamie Bhatti (8 Sep 1993/Bath/Prop/2017 v Samoa/18)
Fraser Brown (20 Jun 1989/Glasgow Warriors/Hooker/2013 v Italy/54)
Luke Crosbie (22 Apr 1997/Edinburgh/Flanker/Uncapped)
Rory Darge (23 Feb 2000/Glasgow Warriors/Flanker/Uncapped)
Matt Fagerson (16 Jul 1998/Glasgow Warriors/Back-row/2018 v USA/13)
Zander Fagerson (19 Jan 1996/Glasgow Warriors/Prop/2016 v England/38)
Grant Gilchrist (9 Aug 1992/Edinburgh/Lock/2013 v France/45)
Nick Haining (1 Sep 1990/Edinburgh/Back-row or No 8/2020 v Ireland/8)
Rob Harley (26 May 1990/Glasgow Warriors/Back-row/2012 v Samoa/22)
Jamie Hodgson (19 Mar 1998/Edinburgh/Lock/Uncapped)
Oli Kebble (18 Jun 1992/Glasgow Warriors/Prop/2020 v Georgia/8)
Murray McCallum (16 Mar 1996/Glasgow Warriors/Prop/2018 v Wales/3)
Stuart McInally (9 Aug 1990/Edinburgh/No 8 or flanker/2015 v Italy/40)
Dylan Richardson (15 Jan 1999/Cell C Sharks/Back-row/Uncapped)
Jamie Ritchie (16 Aug 1996/Edinburgh/Back-row/2018 v Canada/27)
Pierre Schoeman (7 Mar 1994/Edinburgh/Prop/Uncapped)
Sam Skinner (31 Jan 1995/Exeter Chiefs/Back-row or lock/2018 v Fiji/12)
Rory Sutherland (24 Aug 1992/Worcester/Prop/2016 v Ireland/16 (+2 for Lions))
Marshall Sykes (29 Dec 1999/Edinburgh/Lock/Uncapped)
George Turner (8 Oct 1992/Glasgow Warriors/Hooker/2017 v Samoa/17)
Hamish Watson (15 Oct 1991/Edinburgh/Back-row/2015 v Italy/41(+1 for Lions))
Scotland Autumn Internationals Fixtures 2021
Sat 30 October, Scotland v Tonga (2.30pm, BT Murrayfield) Live on Amazon Prime
Sun 7 November, Scotland v Australia (2.15pm, BT Murrayfield) Live on Amazon Prime
Sat 13 November, Scotland v South Africa (1pm, BT Murrayfield) Live on Amazon Prime
Sat 20 November, Scotland v Japan (1pm, BT Murrayfield) Live on Amazon Prime
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