Last weekend, an agreement was reached between the Scottsons selection and the English clubs for the release of the fifteenth international for the final match of the Six Nations tournament against France on Friday (9pm). In recent times, coach Greg Townsend has provided some details on the deal, including the fact that only five players from the English Championship can be selected.
Thus, Townsend had to make choices and the strongest is undoubtedly, in this tournament, three of Scotland’s four matches to do without Sean McNaland, the back-winger of the Saracens. “He was really disappointed (Of their non-selection) », Identified the coach on wednesday.
Many players went to the dock
Apart from Maitland, other English League players were not selected for Friday’s meeting: Jamie Bhatti (Bath), Cornell du Prez (Worcester), Evan Ashman (Sale), James Lang (Harlequins) or Duncan Taylor (Sarkens).
These players would have been available as a more troubling experience for Charorden from 28 to 4 February if the meeting against France had been held on the scheduled date of 28 February. But the Marxis cluster led a Six Nations committee to postpone the match, which was eventually canceled late on Friday, March 26.
Finally, Gregor Townsend will be able to count on the five players of the Premiership whom he has lined up on his scoresheet: Sam Skinner (Exeter), Chris Harris (Gloucester) and Stuart Hogg (Exeter), while Alex Craig (Gloucester) and Scott Steele (Harlequins) will start on the bench.
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