McInally to captain Scotland at World Cup

The Scotland Rugby World Cup squad. Photo: Getty Images
The Scotland Rugby World Cup squad. Photo: Getty Images
Edinburgh hooker Stuart McInally will captain Scotland at the Rugby World Cup in Japan this month after being chosen ahead of John Barclay and Greig Laidlaw.

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend officially named his 31-man squad for the tournament this morning.

Scotland, quarterfinalists in 2015, kick off their campaign in Pool A against Ireland, before matches against Samoa, Russia and hosts Japan.

Scotland World Cup squad

Forwards: John Barclay, Simon Berghan, Fraser Brown, Scott Cummings, Allan Dell, Zander Fagerson, Grant Gilchrist, Jonny Gray, Stuart McInally, Willem Nel, Gordon Reid, Jamie Ritchie, Blade Thomson, Ben Toolis, George Turner, Hamish Watson, Ryan Wilson

Backs: Darcy Graham, Chris Harris, Adam Hastings, Stuart Hogg, George Horne, Pete Horne, Sam Johnson, Blair Kinghorn, Greig Laidlaw, Sean Maitland, Ali Price, Finn Russell, Tommy Seymour, Duncan Taylor.

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