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Scotland are set to call up former England star for summer tour – Ruck

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Gus Warr is set to debut for Scotland this summer, with the Sale scrum-half expected to be named in Gregor Townsend’s squad for the tour of North and South America.

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Manchester-born Warr has become a key player for Alex Sanderson’s Sharks in the Gallagher Premiership, securing his position as the club’s first-choice No. 9.

Warr, who has also played for England at the under-20 level, made his Premiership debut for the Sharks against Harlequins at the Stoop in September 2018, when he was just 18.

Sale Sharks player Gus Warr during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Match between Sale Sharks and Saracens at the AJ Bell Stadium on 5th March Photo: Steve Bond/PPAUK

According to Mail Online, he will be included in the squad announced on Wednesday for Scotland’s July matches against Canada, the USA, Chile, and Uruguay.

The 24-year-old has been in regular contact with Townsend regarding a senior call-up.

He qualifies to play for Scotland through his mother, who hails from Strathaven. Warr also represented Scotland at the Under-18 and Under-19 levels.

England and Scotland get easy 2027 Rugby World Cup draws

The Rugby World Cup 2027 draw is scheduled to occur in January 2026, providing a unique scenario with a full two years of international competition still to unfold.

This early draw will utilise the World Rankings as of the conclusion of November 2025 to determine the seeding of participating teams.

During the draw, the 24 participating teams will be divided into six pools, each consisting of four teams. Notably, this draw will transpire before the regional qualifiers have concluded, resulting in a dual-world approach.

On one side, we have the twelve automatic qualifiers from the 2023 Rugby World Cup, confirmed by their names. On the other side, the regional qualifiers will be represented as Africa 1, Europe 1, Europe 2, and so forth.

Rugby World Cup 2027 is set to be hosted in Australia, marking the eleventh edition of the Men’s Rugby World Cup and the third time it will take place in Australia. The country previously co-hosted the inaugural Rugby World Cup with New Zealand in 1987 and served as the sole host in 2003.

With the current World Rankings in mind, let’s delve into how the 2027 Rugby World Cup will shape up via Rugby Centre.

2027 Rugby World Cup draw (Current rankings)

POOL A

  • South Africa
  • Australia
  • Portugal
  • Spain

POOL B

Antoine Dupont of France during the Guinness Six Nations match between England and France at Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham, London on Saturday 11th March 2023 | Photo: James Fearn/PPAUK.

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