Sharks loosie Richardson in Scotland squad

Sharks loosie Richardson in Scotland squad

Cell C Sharks loose forward and former Kearsney College star Dylan Richardson has been included in Scotland's extended training squad for their November internationals.

Dylan Richardson

Richardson qualifies to play for Scotland through his father who was born in Scotland, and could potentially play the Springboks in one of his first matches for the Scottish side.

The 22 year-old has represented South Africa at schools level and at SA Under 20 level and can cover both the side of the scrum as well as hooker.

The Scottish squad will meet for two days from 17-18 October before coach Gregor Townsend decides on his final squad for their four test matches starting with a clash with Tonga on 30 October.

This is followed by clashes with Australia, the Springboks and Japan in what is going to be a busy schedule for Townsend's side.

“With four tough Test matches ahead of us in this year’s Autumn Nations Series it is important we bring players together early, connect with them as coaches and enable them to grow as a group before the campaign gets underway against Tonga at BT Murrayfield," Townsend said. "We’ll then move on to the challenge of facing in-form Australia, World Champions South Africa and a very dangerous Japan team.

“We are pleased with the depth we are able to call upon to make up this training squad and it provides a genuine opportunity for players to put their hand up for selection to the full Autumn Nations Series squad.”

“It has been great to see both Edinburgh Rugby and Glasgow Warriors make positive starts to their URC campaigns driven by some standout performances from both young and established players."


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