Scotland: Gregor Townsend facing World Cup ‘selection headache’

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Finn Russell is part of the 44-man Scotland training squad in St Andrews this week
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Gregor Townsend has “a real selection headache” in picking a World Cup squad, says Scotland assistant Danny Wilson.

Injuries to established players allowed the likes of Magnus Bradbury, Jamie Ritchie, Sam Skinner and Darcy Graham to impress in this year’s Six Nations.

With the casualty list clearing, head coach Townsend faces tough calls in cutting his 44-man training squad to 31 for the September showpiece in Japan.

“Genuinely there’s places up for grabs,” Wilson said.

“The bonus of the Six Nations this year is that players got opportunities off the back of injuries, but those players took those opportunities.

“That gives a real selection headache when players come back fi

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