Inverness rugby player called up to Scotland squad to face England A, Georgia and Romania
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Inverness rugby player Jamie Dobie has been named in the Scotland training squad for the summer internationals against England A, Georgia and Romania.
The Glasgow Warriors scrum half is part of a 37-man training squad which includes 17 uncapped players.
With eight Scottish players unavailable following their selection for the British and Irish Lions’ own tour to South Africa the summer squad combines youth and experience and provides an opportunity for players two years out from a Rugby World Cup to demonstrate their international credentials.
The full group will convene on Tuesday, June 15 to prepare for the England A fixture on Sunday, June 27, with a smaller squad then travelling to Romania and Georgia for the two Test matches on consecutive Saturdays, on July 10 and 17 respectively.
Interim Head Coach, Mike Blair, said: “We have selected a mix of genuine Test match experience and a number of players who have impressed in the recent past to warrant a place in a squad that will want to continue the positive progress we have built up on and off the pitch in recent months.
“England A, Romania and Georgia will each pose different and tough challenges and we will have to be operating at our best to enjoy success, continuing on from some promising performances during the 2021 Guinness Six Nations.
“With the next Rugby World Cup two years away this period gives us an opportunity to increase our depth in key positions and work with players who can put up their hands for international selection this summer, and beyond.”