Gregor Townsend has named six new faces in his Scotland squad for their summer tour of the United States, Canada and Argentina.

Edinburgh hooker Stuart McInally will captain the squad, which features the uncapped sextet of Lewis Carmichael, Matt Fagerson, Adam Hastings, George Horne, James Lang and Jamie Ritchie.

Hastings — the 21-year-old Glasgow fly-half — is the son of ex-Scotland captain Gavin Hastings and the nephew of Scott Hastings.

“There are twin goals for this tour – the first is to build on the work we’ve done so far this season and finish with improved performances. We also have the Rugby World Cup in our thoughts, as this will be our last tour before we leave for Japan next year,” Townsend said.

“Touring and staying together for four weeks and experiencing different environments will be very informative – seeing how players get on with each other, how much they improve and how they rise to each challenge we face on tour.”

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