Luke Crosbie captains the tourists in a no-cap game

LUKE CROSBIE will captain the Scottish A team which kick off this summer’s tour of South America against Chile in Santiago tomorrow night. The 25-year-old Edinburgh flanker picked up his one and only Scotland cap to date against Tonga last October, and will be joined in the back row in this uncapped fixture by uncapped Edinburgh team-mate Ben Muncaster and the more experienced. Matt Fagerson, who will play his first match since breaking his arm at the end of the Six Nations in March.

Scott Cummings also returns from injury to start in the second row alongside Jamie Hodgsonwhile the Scarlets accessory is Javan Sebastian (capped once) starts tight headed in a front row that also includes Jamie Bhatti and Dave Cherry.

He is a Glasgow Warriors midfielder. George Horne, Ross Thompson and vice-captain of the day Sione Tuipulotu, with Edinburgh Matt Currie outside center, while the back-three consists of Damien Holland Edinburgh on the right wing and two other Warriors in Rufus McLean and Ollie Smith on the right wing and rear respectively.

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The head coach Gregor Townsend selected a combination of experience and emerging talent off the bench, with an uncapped trio Johnny Matthews, Murphy Walker and Glenn Young named alongside seasoned campaigners Pierre Schoeman, Magnus Bradbury, Ali Price, Blair Kinghorn and Marc Bennett.

English Premiership players are not available for this match as the match is outside the international window.

Chile will use the match as preparation for their Rugby World Cup play-offs against the United States after beating Canada last year in an Americas qualifier. It will be the first time that Chile will face a Six Nations team in more than 60 years.

After the game in Santiago, Scotland travel to Argentina for a three-test series.

Scotland (against Chile at the Estadio Santa Laura Universidad SEK, Santiago, Live on Premier Sports @ 9 p.m.): O Smith; D Hoyland, M Currie, S Tuipulotu, R McLean; Thompson R, Horne G; J Bhatti, D Cherry, J Sebastian, J Hodgson, S Cummings, B Muncaster, L Crosbie©, M Fagerson.

Replacements: J Matthews, P Schoeman, M Walker, G Young, M Bradbury, A Price, B Kinghorn, M Bennett.

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