Rugby World Cup: Stuart McInally to captain Scotland as Huw Jones and Rory Hutchinson miss out

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From Andy Burke
BBC Scotland
Rory Hutchinson and centers Huw Jones are one of the leading omissions of the squad, although stuart McInally will probably be appointed Scotland captain to the Rugby World Cup.
As coach Gregor Townsend admits his 31-man team Matt Fagerson forwards Josh Strauss along with Magnus Bradbury will even overlook.
Edinburgh hooker McInally has been picked ahead of John Barclay and Greig Laidlaw to captain the Scots.
Adam Hastings will travel as pay Finn Russell in fly-half.
Nine men were always going to be left disappointed as Townsend whittled down the squad from 40 after the squad for the competition, which commences on 20 Septemberand is introduced in Linlithgow Palace.
The struggle for midfield slots has been the most aggressive in this squad where a few notable omissions were unavoidable, and it’s.
Glasgow Warriors’ Jones created an explosive start to his Test career, littered with tries in big games, but his form over the past season has cost him a World Cup place.
Hutchinson seemed to be the coming guy, using all the Northampton Saints’ center twice.
But, Townsend has chosen Peter Horne and Chris Harris to the anticipated matching of Duncan Taylor and Sam Johnson.
The back-row was yet another area that was always going to be tough to narrow down.
Strauss, back in his native South Africa with Bulls, and Glasgow’s Fagerson showed in Tbilisi, but that was not a seat on the plane to Japan.
The Bradbury of edinburgh has paid the cost for a lack of match action following a rib injury ruled him.
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