Edinburgh’s Luke Crosbie to captain Scotland A against Chile

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Edinburgh’s Luke Crosbie to captain Scotland A against Chile
Edinburgh’s Luke Crosbie to captain Scotland A against Chile

EDINBURGH flanker Luke Crosbie will captain Scotland A against Chile in Santiago on Saturday.

The game kicks off a South America tour that will see the senior Scotland team tackling Argentina in a three-Test series next month.

Crosbie made his Scotland debut against Tonga last year and he leads a side that includes experienced internationals like scrum-half George Horne, prop Jamie Bhatti, lock Scott Cummings and number eight Matt Fagerson.

Cummings missed this season’s Six Nations through injury and he is partnered in the second-row by Edinburgh’s Jamie Hodgson.

Scotland’s Gallagher Premiership-based players are unavailable for the game as it falls outside World Rugby’s international fixture window.

Chile will use the match as preparation for their World Cup play-offs against the United States.

Scotland A have not played since February 2014, when they drew 16-16 against England Saxons in Glasgow.

Scotland A (versus Chile): O Smith (Glasgow); D Hoyland (Edinburgh), M Currie (Edinburgh), S Tuipulotu (Glasgow), R McLean (Glasgow); R Thompson (Glasgow), G Horne (Glasgow); J Bhatti (Glasgow), D Cherry (Edinburgh), J Sebastian (Scarlets), J Hodgson (Edinburgh), S Cummings (Glasgow), B Muncaster (Edinburgh), L Crosbie (Edinburgh, capt), M Fagerson (Glasgow).

Replacements: J Matthews (Glasgow), P Schoeman (Edinburgh), M Walker (Glasgow), G Young (Edinburgh), M Bradbury (Edinburgh), A Price (Glasgow), B Kinghorn (Edinburgh), M Bennett (Edinburgh).

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