Nine new Edinburgh-based players selected for clubs international squad

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Flankers Dan Teague and Mark Cairns stand apart from the other 11 players from Capital outfits who are included in the latest Scottish clubs international squads, writes BILL LOTHIAN.

The pair, captains of Edinburgh Accies and Currie respectively, have been capped at this level whereas the others are all new, among them Edinburgh Rugby development signings Robin Hislop (Boroughmuir), and Alex Allan and Hamish Watson (Edinburgh Accies). The Heriot’s contingent comprises of prolific try scorer Max Learmonth, Fraser Brown, Kevin Bryce and Jason Hill.

Squad: BACKS: Callum Anderson (Aberdeen Grammar), Ross Curle (Ayr), Jamie Forbes (Currie), Stuart Edwards (Stirling County), Danny Gilmour (Stirling County), Craig Gossman (Ayr), George Graham (Gala), Rory Hutton (Hawick), Dean Kelbrick (Ayr), Max Learmonth (Heriot’s), Murray McConnell (Ayr / Glasgow Warriors EDP), Lee Millar (Gala), Craig Robertson (Gala) Rory Steele (Watsonians), Fraser Thomson (Melrose / Glasgow Warriors EDP). FORWARDS: Alex Allan (Ed Accies / Ed Rugby EDP), Fraser Brown (Heriot’s), Kevin Bryce (Heriot’s), Mark Cairns (Currie), Greg Campbell (Ed Accies), Nick Cox (Ayr), Gary Graham (Gala), Jason Hill (Heriot’s), Robin Hislop (Boroughmuir / Ed Rugby EDP), Gary Holborn (Melrose), George Hunter (Ayr / Glasgow Warriors EDP), Ewan McQuillin (Gala), Ross Miller (Melrose), Andrew Nagle (Melrose), Luke Pettie (Gala), Andrew Redmayne (Dundee HSFP), Grant Runciman (Melrose), Scott Sutherland (Ayr), Jamie Swanson (Boroughmuir), Dan Teague (Ed Accies), Hamish Watson (Ed Accies / Ed Rugby EDP).