Uncle Vern has already handed in his final 31 man squad to World Rugby but not content with a simple tweet the SRU have decided to go Hollywood and will unveil the players at a special ceremony in Edinburgh this afternoon.
No other team has announced the squad in such an audatious manner and the delay has meant that some rumours have already started to seep out into the media. We at Scottish Rugby Blog Towers deal with cold hard facts rather than idle tittle tattle so you won’t be getting any spoilers from us. However it seems likely that there’ll be a few surprises when the glitter cannons* go off at 2:15pm UK time this afternoon.
You can watch the SRU live stream here and join us for some debate in the comments. We’ll post the full squad announcement and our reaction once its had time to sink in.
* Glitter canons not guaranteed
Here’s the squad:
Laidlaw (capt), SHC, Pyrgos, Russell, Weir, Horne, Bennett, Scott, Vernon, Seymour, Lamont, Maitland, Visser, Hogg
Dickinson, Reid, Welsh, Nel, Grant, Ford, Brown, McInally, Gray, Gray, Gilchrist, Swinson, Strokosch, Hardie, Strauss, Denton, Wilson