Scotland name uncapped Scott Cummings and Kyle Steyn in World Cup squad
Last Updated: 28/05/19 10:50am
Uncapped Glasgow pair Scott Cummings and Kyle Steyn have been handed the final two places in Scotland's World Cup training squad.
Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend kept two places aside when he named a 42-man squad three weeks ago and lock Cummings and centre Steyn have forced their way in after a strong finish to the season, which culminated in Warriors' narrow PRO14 final defeat to Leinster on Saturday.
Townsend said: "Scott has played very well in some crucial games for Glasgow and has really taken his game to the opposition. He was impressive in his ball carrying, defence and his all-round work-rate on Saturday against Leinster and we look forward to working with him and the other four second-rows in our squad."
He added: "Kyle has made an excellent impact since his debut for Glasgow earlier this season and has displayed strong defensive capabilities as well as a providing go-forward for his team when carrying ball."
Townsend has lined up a warm-weather camp in Portugal, as well as three short training breaks around Scotland, as part of his team's build-up to the World Cup.
Scotland will also take on France and Georgia over four home-and-away Test clashes.