There’s No place for centres Huw Jones and Rory Hutchinson, although stuart McInally will Stunt Scotland at the Rugby World Cup.
McInally has been picked ahead of captains Greig Laidlaw and John Barclay to lead the team out in Yokohama on September 22 for their opener with Ireland.
Nevertheless, the significant news encircles head coach Gregor Townsend’s choice to leave both Glasgow middle Jones and his rival kind Northampton Hutchinson from their squad.
Jones burst onto the Test scene with nine tries in his first 14 looks for the Blues but at the 18 months since he scored a double over England, his form for club and country has fallen considerably.
His deficiencies from defence have also relied him from contention, though a deficiency of experience seems to have contributed to the decision to depart Hutchinson behind regardless of the 23-year-old making a late bid for selection with a brace on his very first Scotland start during Saturday’s triumph in Georgia.
Together with fit-again Saracens center Duncan Taylor and Sam Johnson of Warriors the duo to start at the midfield, Townsend has chosen to take Peter Horne – who will fill in at 10 – and Chris Harris as pay.
Adam Hastings has been given the nod as backup to celebrity guy Finn Russell in stand-off even though his ropy revealing against France .
But the cost has been reduced by prop Jamie Bhatti for his failure to impress during the mauling imposed upon his side at the Allianz Riviera, with Townsend deciding to shoot Gordon Reid and looseheads Allan Dell plus Willem Nel and Zander Fagerson’s tighthead pair.
Simon Berghan receives a seat on the airplane according to his capacity.
Forwards Josh Strauss, Matt Fagerson along with Magnus Bradbury also miss No 8 Blade Thomson chosen on the basis he can slot into the row if needed with Scarlets out.
Lock Bradbury hasn’t featured in any way during the Scots’ three warm-up clashes so far because of rib injury as well as also his lack of action has cost him his own position, though fellow second-rower Jonny Gray and hooker Fraser Brown have both made the cut despite also sat out the double header with France and last weekend Tbilisi victory through injury.
New skipper McInally, speaking as he along with the remainder of the squad were introduced in Linlithgow Palace, explained:”It’s a really proud moment. I wound up missing the World Cup so that makes it all the sweeter.
“The focus is on Georgia that Friday and putting in a great performance until we head off.
“I’m very fortunate that there is quite a few players either side of me that have captained the group before so I will not be short in that respect.
“We are only going to take each game that comes and try and acquire all of them. If we could get out of this group, it is knock-out rugby then.”
Forwards: John Barclay (Edinburgh), Simon Berghan (Edinburgh), Fraser Brown (Glasgow Warriors), Scott Cummings (Glasgow Warriors), Allan Dell (London Irish), Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors), Grant Gilchrist (Edinburgh), Jonny Gray (Glasgow Warriors), Stuart McInally (capt) (Edinburgh), WP Nel (Edinburgh), Gordon Reid (Ayrshire Bulls), Jamie Ritchie (Edinburgh), Blade Thomson (Scarlets), Ben Toolis (Edinburgh), George Turner (Glasgow Warriors), Hamish Watson (Edinburgh), Ryan Wilson (Glasgow Warriors).
Backs: Darcy Graham (Edinburgh), Chris Harris (Gloucester), Adam Hastings (Glasgow Warriors), Stuart Hogg (Exeter Chiefs), George Horne (Glasgow Warriors), Peter Horne (Glasgow Warriors), Sam Johnson (Glasgow Warriors), Blair Kinghorn (Edinburgh), Greig Laidlaw (Clermont Auvergne), Sean Maitland (Saracens), Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors), Finn Russell (Racing 92), Tommy Seymour (Glasgow Warriors), Duncan Taylor (Saracens).