Cameron Redpath to make Scotland debut in Calcutta Cup clash

Gregor Townsend has named his side for the Six Nations opener against England.

Cameron Redpath to make Scotland debut in Calcutta Cup clash SNS Group

Cameron Redpath is to make his Scotland debut against England at Twickenham in his side’s Six Nations opener.

Former England Under-20 international Redpath only declared his commitment to playing for Scotland last month and has been pitched straight into the Calcutta Cup clash.

Gregor Townsend’s team for the match also sees hooker George Turner make his debut, while Sean Maitland and Finn Russell are back.

Full-back Stuart Hogg leads the side in what is the 150th anniversary year of the first ever international match, which was played between the two sides.

“This most historic of fixtures against England is a great start to the 2021 Guinness Six Nations and a challenge we will fully embrace with the objective of playing to our potential and ultimately lifting our supporters in these difficult times,” Townsend said.

“We learned a lot about ourselves and where the game is going during our Autumn campaign, and we aim to build on this base during the next seven weeks. We are set for a huge challenge against England as we will be facing one of the best teams in the world.

“It’s always a pleasure to welcome a new player into our squad and we are looking forward to Cam Redpath winning his first cap on Saturday. We have been really impressed with Cam’s contributions in the time he has been with us in camp. There are a number of experienced players in the backline to help make his transition to Test rugby go as smoothly as possible, and he has the mindset and skillset to thrive at this level.

“The opportunity of competing for the Calcutta Cup against our oldest rivals is something to get Scots around the world excited about.”

Scotland team to play England at Twickenham

15 Stuart Hogg (Captain)

14 Sean Maitland
13 Chris Harris
12 Cameron Redpath
11 Duhan van der Merwe

10 Finn Russell
9 Ali Price

1 Rory Sutherland
2 George Turner
3 Zander Fagerson
4 Scott Cummings
5 Jonny Gray
6 Jamie Ritchie
7 Hamish Watson
8 Matt Fagerson


16 David Cherry
17 Oli Kebble
18 WP Nel
19 Richie Gray
20 Gary Graham
21 Scott Steele
22 Jaco van der Walt
23 Huw Jones

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