New London Irish signing Sean Maitland has been named in Vern Cotter’s Scotland squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

The back three player, who will join London Irish after the tournament, will appear in his first World Cup.

Maitland, 27, made his debut against England at Twickenham in 2013 where he scored a try.

London Irish openside flanker, Blair Cowan, unfortunately missed out on selection. He made the below statement on twitter.

‘Thanks to all for the kind messages. Absolutely devastated after wanting it so badly. But will be there if needed and will be stronger for it’

Scotland 2015 Rugby World Cup Squad

Alasdair Dickinson; Ryan Grant; Gordon Reid; Willem Nel; Jon Welsh; Fraser Brown; Ross Ford; Stuart McInally; Grant Gilchrist; Jonny Gray; Richie Gray; Tim Swinson; David Denton; John Hardie; Josh Strauss; Alasdair Strokosch; Ryan Wilson; Sam Hidalgo-Clyne; Greig Laidlaw; Henry Pyrgos; Finn Russell; Duncan Weir; Mark Bennett; Peter Horne; Matt Scott; Richie Vernon; Sean Lamont; Sean Maitland; Tommy Seymour; Tim Visser; Stuart Hogg 

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