London Irish’s Ben White and Kyle Rowe have been selected in Gregor Townsend’s Scotland squad to travel to Argentina this July.

The vibrant backs, both of whom have completed their first seasons with the Exiles, have made a sizeable impact upon arrival in west London.

White signed from Leicester Tigers last summer and has made 25 appearances for the Club over the course of the season, including starts in all of the Gallagher Premiership, Premiership Rugby Cup and EPCR Challenge Cup.

The fairytale rise of Rowe from having lost his job in rugby during the pandemic to playing in European ties has warmed the hearts of many, and he could now earn his first starting berth for his country.

The 24-year-old, who amassed 10 tries in all competitions for Irish this term, has previously lined out for the Scotland sevens side and was included in Townsend’s 2022 Guinness Six Nations squad.

Irish’s young scrum-half conversely made his first appearance for his country in the Six Nations off the bench, scoring a try in a winning home debut against England and going on to make three further appearances in blue.

The Scotch duo will prepare to encounter Irish’s Argentine contingent, which number three inclusions in Michael Cheika’s team, in a three-test series beginning on 2nd July at the Estadio 23 de Agosto (ko 8.10pm BST).

The programme of fixtures continues in each of the following two weeks, next taking place at the Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena on 9th July (ko 8.10pm BST) and concluding on 16th July at the Estadio Único Madre de Ciudades (ko 8.10pm BST).

A Scotland A select team will also travel to South America to prelude the Thistle’s series in Argentina, taking on Chile at the Estadio Santa Laura Universidad Sek on 25th June, kicking off at 9pm BST.


Huge congratulations, boys!


Gregor Townsend’s full Scotland squad to travel to Argentina:

Scotland 2022 Summer Tour Squad


Ewan Ashman (Sale Sharks) - 2 caps

Jamie Bhatti (Glasgow Warriors) - 22 caps

Magnus Bradbury (Edinburgh Rugby) - 18 caps

Dave Cherry (Edinburgh Rugby) - 5 caps

Andy Christie (Saracens) - 1 cap

Luke Crosbie (Edinburgh Rugby) - 1 cap

Scott Cummings (Glasgow Warriors) - 21 caps

Rory Darge (Glasgow Warriors) - 4 caps

Matt Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors) - 21 caps

Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors) - 47 caps

Grant Gilchrist (Captain) (Edinburgh Rugby) - 53 caps

Jonny Gray (Exeter Chiefs) - 67 caps

Jamie Hodgson (Edinburgh Rugby) - 5 caps

Ben Muncaster (Edinburgh Rugby) - uncapped

Pierre Schoeman (Edinburgh Rugby) - 9 caps

Javan Sebastian (Scarlets) - 1 cap

Sam Skinner (Exeter Chiefs) - 20 caps

Rory Sutherland (Worcester Warriors) - 18 caps

George Turner (Glasgow Warriors) - 25 caps

Murphy Walker (Glasgow Warriors) - uncapped

Hamish Watson (Edinburgh Rugby) - 49 caps

Glen Young (Edinburgh Rugby) - uncapped


Mark Bennett (Edinburgh Rugby) - 24 caps

Matt Currie (Edinburgh Rugby) - uncapped

Darcy Graham (Edinburgh Rugby) - 27 caps

Adam Hastings (Gloucester Rugby) - 26 caps

George Horne (Glasgow Warriors) - 17 caps

Damian Hoyland (Edinburgh Rugby) - 4 caps

Rory Hutchinson (Northampton Saints) - 5 caps

Sam Johnson (Glasgow Warriors) - 24 caps

Huw Jones (Harlequins) - 31 caps

Blair Kinghorn (Edinburgh Rugby) - 31 caps

Rufus McLean (Glasgow Warriors) - 2 caps

Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors) - 51 caps

Kyle Rowe (London Irish) - uncapped

Ollie Smith (Glasgow Warriors) - uncapped

Ross Thompson (Glasgow Warriors) - 1 cap

Sione Tuipulotu (Glasgow Warriors) - 5 caps

Duhan van der Merwe (Worcester Warriors) - 16 caps

Ben White (London Irish) - 4 caps

Summer Tour 2022 Fixtures

Chile v Scotland A | Saturday 25 June 2022, kick-off 9pm (UK time) - Estadio Santa Laura Universidad SEK, Santiago, live on Premier Sports

Argentina v Scotland | Saturday 2 July 2022, kick-off 8.10pm (UK time) - Estadio 23 de Agosto, Jujuy, live on Sky Sports

Argentina v Scotland | Saturday 9 July 2022, kick-off 8.10pm (UK time) - Estadio Padre Ernesto Martearena, Salta, live on Sky Sports

Argentina v Scotland | Saturday 16 July 2022, kick-off 8.10pm (UK time) - The Estadio Único Madre de Ciudades, Santiago Del Estero, live on Sky Sports

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