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Argentina v Scotland: Captain Stuart McInally returns amongst eight adjustments

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Argentina v Scotland: Captain Stuart McInally returns amongst eight adjustments

Return of Stuart McInally is a giant increase – Gregor Townsend
Summer time Check: Argentina v Scotland
Venue: Estadio Centenario, Resistencia Date: Saturday, 23 June Kick-off: 20:40 BST
Protection: Dwell textual content commentary on BBC Sport Scotland web site and cell app.

Scotland tour captain Stuart McInally has recovered from damage to start out of their remaining tour sport in opposition to Argentina on Saturday.

The Edinburgh hooker missed the win over Canada and defeat by United States with a calf pressure.

His return is considered one of eight adjustments made by coach Gregor Townsend to the aspect overwhelmed 30-29 in Houston.

Tim Swinson is the one ahead to be retained, transferring from the again row to his extra common second-row berth.

Allan Dell and Simon Berghan are available in to kind an all-new entrance row alongside Edinburgh team-mate McInally, whereas Grant Gilchrist returns to accomplice Swinson within the second row.

Fraser Brown, a hooker by commerce, begins his first Check at open-side flanker, having crammed in there as a substitute for the final half-hour of the defeat to the USA. Magnus Bradbury strains up on the blind-side, with David Denton at quantity eight.

Townsend retains religion with the younger half-back pairing of George Horne and Adam Hastings, with Pete Horne and Nick Grigg forming the centre partnership.

Blair Kinghorn, whose efficiency was maybe the one shiny spot of Scotland’s defeat in Houston, strikes from proper wing to left wing. Dougie Fife and Stuart Hogg make up the again three.

Highlights: USA 30-29 Scotland

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend stated: “That is our final Check of the tour and we’re decided to complete on a excessive.

“With the vast majority of the squad concerned in two Assessments, we consider that we’ll be in a significantly better place sooner or later, having uncovered extra gamers to Check-level rugby, for the season forward and past.

“We have discovered loads on this tour about this group of gamers. Now now we have to make use of that studying to place in an excellent efficiency to beat Argentina on their residence patch.

“We’re wanting ahead to a passionate environment in a soccer stadium with the group very near the pitch.

“Argentina will deliver their ardour and physicality the place they’ve historically been robust – set piece, ball carrying and within the contact space.

“Additionally they have a bunch of fantastic attacking gamers, and the previous few seasons have seen a way more expansive model of rugby since becoming a member of the Rugby Championship and, extra just lately, the performances of Jaguares in Tremendous Rugby.”

Scotland staff to face Argentina

Stuart Hogg (Glasgow Warriors), Dougie Fife (Edinburgh), Nick Grigg (Glasgow Warriors), Pete Horne (Glasgow Warriors), Blair Kinghorn (Edinburgh), Adam Hastings (Glasgow Warriors), George Horne (Glasgow Warriors), Allan Dell (Edinburgh), Stuart McInally (Edinburgh), Simon Berghan (Edinburgh), Tim Swinson (Glasgow Warriors), Grant Gilchrist, Magnus Bradbury (Edinburgh), Fraser Brown (Glasgow Warriors), David Denton (Leicester Tigers).

Substitutes: George Turner (Glasgow Warriors), Jamie Bhatti (Glasgow Warriors), Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors), Ben Toolis (Edinburgh), Jamie Ritchie (Edinburgh), Sam Hidalgo-Clyne (Scarlets), James Lang (Harlequins), Chris Harris (Newcastle Falcons).

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