Head Coach Gregor Townsend has named three uncapped players in a 34-man Scotland squad for the summer tour.

Glasgow Warriors’ centre Nick Grigg (24) and prop D’Arcy Rae (22) and Edinburgh Rugby hooker George Turner (24) are the trio brought in by Townsend.

Back-row John Barclay skippers the squad after Greig Laidlaw’s call-up to the Britiish & Irish Lions.

The national team will play on consecutive Saturdays, starting with an historic test match against Italy in Singapore (June 10), followed by Australia in Sydney (June 17) and Fiji in Suva (June 24).

Townsend said: “We’re looking forward to what will be a challenging tour of three different countries, playing three quality sides.

“This tour is all about learning and competing. As a coaching group we will be learning more about our players and how they perform in a different environment against three sides with contrasting styles of play.

“We have assembled a strong squad, and this is an opportunity for them work with us for the first time. We’re going to have three week’s preparation in Scotland before we head overseas, which will enable us to implement the key components of how we will play.

“Ultimately, though, this is a tour that will be about competition – for each individual to compete for a starting place and for them to work hard and find a way to win every time they play.

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“The 34 players named are selected not just for their form and what they’ve done in a Scotland jersey up to now but for what they can do over the next couple of years.”

Squad

Forwards

Alex Allan (Glasgow Warriors) – 3 caps

Allan Dell (Edinburgh Rugby) – 8 caps

Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors) – 9 caps

Willem Nel (Edinburgh Rugby) – 15 caps

D’Arcy Rae (Glasgow Warriors) – uncapped

Gordon Reid (Glasgow Warriors) – 24 caps

Fraser Brown (Glasgow Warriors) – 25 caps

Ross Ford (Edinburgh Rugby) – 107 caps

George Turner (Edinburgh Rugby) – uncapped

Richie Gray (Toulouse) – 64 caps

Jonny Gray (Glasgow Warriors) – 33 caps

Tim Swinson (Glasgow Warriors) – 29 caps

Ben Toolis (Edinburgh Rugby) – 1 cap

John Barclay (Scarlets) (C) – 60 caps

Magnus Bradbury (Edinburgh Rugby) – 1 cap

John Hardie (Edinburgh Rugby) – 15 caps

Rob Harley (Glasgow Warriors) – 19 caps

Josh Strauss (Glasgow Warriors) – 11 caps

Hamish Watson (Edinburgh Rugby) – 10 caps

Ryan Wilson (Glasgow Warriors) – 27 caps

Backs

Sam Hidalgo-Clyne (Edinburgh Rugby) – 9 caps

Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors) – 5 caps

Henry Pyrgos (Glasgow Warriors) – 21 caps

Pete Horne (Glasgow Warriors) – 23 caps

Finn Russell (Glasgow Warriors) – 27 caps

Alex Dunbar (Glasgow Warriors) – 24 caps

Nick Grigg (Glasgow Warriors) – uncapped

Matt Scott (Gloucester) – 37 caps

Duncan Taylor (Saracens) – 18 caps

Damien Hoyland (Edinburgh Rugby) – 2 caps

Ruaridh Jackson (Harlequins) – 30 caps

Lee Jones (Glasgow Warriors) – 4 caps

Sean Maitland (Saracens) – 28 caps

Tim Visser (Harlequins) – 31 caps

George Turner is pictured playing for Edinburgh Rugby recently, thanks to Scottish Rugby/SNS

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