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Scotland Rugby World Cup squad

Scotland Rugby World Cup squad


Stuart Hogg is out of Scotland’s Rugby World Cup squad after he took the choice to retire with rapid impact, suggesting his physique might not do the issues he “needed or wanted it to”.

Hogg bows out as a centurion and his nation’s document try-scorer however had hoped to complete on a excessive after the upcoming event in France this autumn.

Learn extra: Stuart Hogg’s profession in footage: His personal phrases

Bathtub’s Ruaridh McConnochie comes into the squad rather than Hogg, having initially missed out on coach Gregor Townsend’s 41-man coaching group. The previous England worldwide will add to the again three choices at Townsend’s disposal.

Saracens flanker Andy Christie will stay with the Premiership champions as he presently can not prepare as a result of an arm harm, his spot within the group goes to a different man plying his commerce in England within the form of Bathtub ahead Josh Bayliss.

Adam Hastings stays with the squad however the Gloucester fly-half remains to be recovering from a leg harm that he suffered taking part in for the World XV in opposition to the Barbarians at Twickenham on the finish of the season.

Learn extra: Gregor Townsend indicators extension as Scotland head coach

McConnochie’s inclusion takes the variety of uncapped gamers within the group as much as three with Glasgow centre Stafford McDowall and Leicester lock Cameron Henderson each picked.

Take a look at who made the reduce, under – and see the complete listing of Rugby World Cup fixtures right here.

Scotland Rugby World Cup coaching squad

Forwards (23)

Ewan Ashman (Sale Sharks) 7 caps

Josh Bayliss (Bathtub) 3 caps

Jamie Bhatti (Glasgow Warriors) 28 caps

Dave Cherry (Edinburgh Rugby) 8 caps

Luke Crosbie (Edinburgh Rugby) 4 caps

Scott Cummings (Glasgow Warriors) 25 caps

Rory Darge (Glasgow Warriors) 7 caps

Jack Dempsey (Glasgow Warriors) 9 caps

Matt Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors) 33 caps

Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors) 58 caps

Grant Gilchrist (Edinburgh Rugby) 62 caps

Richie Grey (Glasgow Warriors) 73 caps

Cameron Henderson (Leicester Tigers) uncapped

Stuart McInally (Edinburgh Rugby) 47 caps

WP Nel (Edinburgh Rugby) 54 caps

Jamie Ritchie (Edinburgh Rugby) – CAPTAIN – 41 caps

Pierre Schoeman (Edinburgh Rugby) 21 caps

Javan Sebastian (Scarlets) 3 caps

Sam Skinner (Edinburgh Rugby) 25 caps

Rory Sutherland (Ulster Rugby) 23 caps

George Turner (Glasgow Warriors) 35 caps

Murphy Walker (Glasgow Warriors) 2 caps

Hamish Watson (Edinburgh Rugby) 57 caps


Backs (18)

Jamie Dobie (Glasgow Warriors) 1 cap

Darcy Graham (Edinburgh Rugby) 33 caps

Chris Harris (Gloucester Rugby) 42 caps

Adam Hastings (Gloucester Rugby) 27 caps

Ben Healy (Munster Rugby) 1 caps

George Horne (Glasgow Warriors) 20 caps

Huw Jones (Glasgow Warriors) 36 caps

Blair Kinghorn (Edinburgh Rugby) 43 caps

Ruaridh McConnochie (Bathtub) uncapped

Stafford McDowall (Glasgow Warriors) uncapped

Ali Worth (Glasgow Warriors) 61 caps

Cameron Redpath (Bathtub Rugby) 5 caps

Finn Russell (Racing 92) 69 caps

Ollie Smith (Glasgow Warriors) 3 caps

Kyle Steyn (Glasgow Warriors) 10 caps

Sione Tuipulotu (Glasgow Warriors) 16 caps

Duhan van der Merwe (Edinburgh Rugby) 28 caps

Ben White (London Irish) 14 caps

Scotland Rugby World Cup squad 2023

The ultimate 33-man squad will be discovered right here as quickly as it’s official.

Scotland Rugby World Cup Pool

Scotland have been drawn in Rugby World Cup Pool B alongside reigning champions South Africa, Eire, Tonga and Romania.

Solar 10 Sept Scotland v South Africa  (Stade de Vélodrome, Marseille)

Solar 24 Sept Scotland v Tonga (Stade de Good, Good)

Sat 30 Sept Scotland v Romania (Stade Pierre Mauroy, Lille)

Sat 7 Oct Scotland v Eire (Stade de France, Saint-Denis)

The knockout phases will observe the identical format as earlier years, with groups from Swimming pools A and B then Swimming pools C and D assembly within the quarter-finals. So Wales and England might meet within the final eight, for instance.

QF1 – Winner Pool C v Runner-up Pool D
QF2 – Winner Pool B v Runner-up Pool A
QF3 – Winner Pool D v Runner-up Pool C
QF4 – Winner Pool A v Runner-up Pool B

Then the semi-finals would be the Winner of QF1 v Winner QF2 and the Winner QF3 v Winner QF4.

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