There is no place for Centers Huw Jones and Rory Hutchinson, although stuart McInally will Stunt Scotland in the Rugby World Cup.
McInally has been picked ahead of John Barclay and captains Greig Laidlaw to lead the group out at Yokohama on September 22 because of their opener with Ireland.
But head trainer Gregor Townsend’s choice to depart both Glasgow centre Jones and his midfield rival form Northampton Hutchinson from this squad is surrounded by the news.
Jones burst onto the Test scene with nine tries in his first 14 appearances for the Dark Lady but at the 18 months since he scored a double over England from the 2018 Calcutta Cup triumph, his kind for club and country has fallen .
His deficiencies from defence also have relied him out of contention, though a deficiency of experience seems to have contributed to the decision to depart Hutchinson behind regardless of the 23-year-old creating a late bid for choice with a brace in his very first Scotland beginning during Saturday’s win in Georgia.
Together with Sam Johnson and Saracens centre Duncan Taylor of Warriors the top duo to begin from the midfield, Townsend has opted to shoot Peter Horne – that may fill in at 10 – along with also Chris Harris as cover.
Adam Hastings has been given the nod to star man Finn Russell in stand-off even though his ropy showing against France .
But prop Jamie Bhatti has now paid the price for his failure to impress during the mauling inflicted upon his side at the Allianz Riviera, together with Townsend deciding to shoot Gordon Reid along with looseheads Allan Dell and also Willem Nel and Zander Fagerson’s tighthead set.
Simon Berghan gets a seat on the airplane based on his ability to pay both sides of the scrum.
Forwards Josh Strauss, Matt Fagerson and Magnus Bradbury also miss out No 8 Blade Thomson chosen if necessary, on the foundation he can slot into the next row.
Lock Bradbury has not featured whatsoever throughout the Scots’ three warm-up clashes thus far because of rib injury as well as also his lack of action has cost him his place, though fellow second-rower Jonny Gray and hooker Fraser Brown have made the cut despite being also sat out the double header with France and last weekend’s Tbilisi triumph through trauma.
New skipper McInally, speaking as he along with the remainder of the squad were unveiled in Linlithgow Palace, explained:”it is a really proud moment. I wound up missing the World Cup through injury so that makes it all the sweeter.
“The focus is firmly on Georgia that Friday and placing in a good performance before we head away.
“I am really fortunate that there is several players both sides of me that have captained the group before so I won’t be brief in that respect.
“We are only going to take every match that comes and try to win them all. If we are able to escape this group, it is knock-out rugby after that.”
Forwards: John Barclay (Edinburgh), Simon Berghan (Edinburgh), Fraser Brown (Glasgow Warriors), Scott Cummings (Glasgow Warriors), Allan Dell (London Irish), Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors), Grant Gilchrist (Edinburgh), Jonny Gray (Glasgow Warriors), Stuart McInally (capt) (Edinburgh), WP Nel (Edinburgh), Gordon Reid (Ayrshire Bulls), Jamie Ritchie (Edinburgh), Blade Thomson (Scarlets), Ben Toolis (Edinburgh), George Turner (Glasgow Warriors), Hamish Watson (Edinburgh), Ryan Wilson (Glasgow Warriors).
Backs: Darcy Graham (Edinburgh), Chris Harris (Gloucester), Adam Hastings (Glasgow Warriors), Stuart Hogg (Exeter Chiefs), George Horne (Glasgow Warriors), Peter Horne (Glasgow Warriors), Sam Johnson (Glasgow Warriors), Blair Kinghorn (Edinburgh), Greig Laidlaw (Clermont Auvergne), Sean Maitland (Saracens), Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors), Finn Russell (Racing 92), Tommy Seymour (Glasgow Warriors), Duncan Taylor (Saracens).