Gregor Townsend will be without his two best fly-halves for the tournament

Scotland Autumn Nations Cup Squad 2020

After a disappointing World Cup, Scotland showed signs of progress in the Six Nations, beating France and Italy as well as winning in Wales for the first time since 2002.

Gregor Townsend’s team will be looking to continue that progress in the Autumn Nations Cup, which runs from 13 November to 6 December, but they will have to do so without their two top fly-halves. Finn Russell (groin) and Adam Hastings (shoulder) have both been ruled out of the tournament by injury.

Scotland travelled to Italy for their first pool game before playing France and Fiji at BT Murrayfield. Then they will face the team in the other group – one of England, Georgia, Ireland or Wales – that is ranked in the same position in their pool table.

The Scots got a bonus-point win over Italy in their opener and here’s their team to play France…

Scotland Team to Play France – Sunday 22 November

Stuart Hogg (captain); Blair Kinghorn, Chris Harris, Sam Johnson, Duhan van der Merwe; Duncan Weir, Ali Price; Oli Kebble, Fraser Brown, Simon Berghan, Scott Cummings, Jonny Gray, Jamie Ritchie, Hamish Watson, Matt Fagerson.

Replacements: George Turner, Jamie Bhatti, Zander Fagerson, Sam Skinner, Blade Thomson, Sam Hidalgo-Clyne, Duncan Taylor, Sean Maitland.

Scotland Team to Play Italy – Saturday 14 November

Stuart Hogg (captain); Darcy Graham, Chris Harris, Sam Johnson, Duhan van der Merwe; Duncan Weir, Ali Price; Rory Sutherland, Stuart McInally, Zander Fagerson, Scott Cummings, Jonny Gray, Jamie Ritchie, Hamish Watson, Blade Thomson.

Replacements: George Turner, Oli Kebble, WP Nel, Sam Skinner, Nick Haining, Sam Hidalgo-Clyne, James Lang, Blair Kinghorn.

Scotland Autumn Nations Cup Squad 2020

Forwards

Simon Berghan
Jamie Bhatti
Fraser Brown
Blair Cowan
Scott Cummings
Cornell du Preez
Matt Fagerson
Zander Fagerson
Jonny Gray
Nick Haining
Oli Kebble
Stuart McInally
Willem Nel
Jamie Ritchie
Sam Skinner
Rory Sutherland
Blade Thomson
Ben Toolis
George Turner
Hamish Watson

Backs 

Darcy Graham
Nick Grigg
Chris Harris
Sam Hidalgo-Clyne
Stuart Hogg
George Horne
Sam Johnson
Huw Jones
Blair Kinghorn
James Lang
Sean Maitland
Ali Price
Scott Steele
Duhan van der Merwe
Duncan Weir

Scotland Autumn Nations Cup Fixtures 2020

Dates, kick-off times and TV details for Scotland’s four Autumn Nations Cup matches…

Round One

Saturday 14 Nov, Italy 17-28 Scotland Related: Zander Fagerson scores bizarre try as Scotland beat Italy

Round Two

Sunday 22 Nov, Scotland 15-22 France Related: Matthieu Jalibert scores rare drop-goal

Round Three

Saturday 28 Nov, Scotland C-C Fiji – CANCELLED due to Covid-19 outbreak in Fiji squad

Finals Weekend

Saturday 5 Dec/Sunday 6 Dec, Scotland v TBD Live on Amazon Prime (UK)

Head here for the full Autumn Nations Cup fixtures list.

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