26 Oct 2012

Seven uncapped players in Scotland squad to take on NZ

11:43 am on 26 October 2012

The Scotland rugby coach Andy Robinson has called up seven uncapped players in naming his squad to take on the All Blacks in Edinburgh in just over a fortnight.

The 34-man squad includes new boys Edinburgh pair Stuart McInally and Grant Gilchrist as well as Alex Dunbar, Peter Horne, Peter Murchie, Tommy Seymour and Henry Pyrgos, all from Glasgow Warriors.

McInally and centre Dunbar were late call-ups to Scotland's recent tour to Australia, Fiji and Samoa, but did not play.

Back row standout David Denton and wing Lee Jones return after missing the tour through injury, while lock Jim Hamilton returns after a suspension that ruled him out of the June trip.

Halfback Chris Cusiter was among 13 not considered for selection due to injury.

Scotland are out to rebound after a poor 2011-12 season when they were eliminated from the Rugby World Cup at the group stages and defeated in all five Six Nations matches to finish with the wooden spoon.