Rugby Union: Saracens pair Sean Maitland and Duncan Taylor named in Scotland squad

Saracens' Sean Maitland escapes the attentions of Glasgow's Stuart Hogg during the European Champion

Saracens' Sean Maitland escapes the attentions of Glasgow's Stuart Hogg during the European Champions Cup quarter-final at Allianz Park (pic Paul Harding/PA) - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

Sarries dup form part of 34-man team to visit Southern Hemishphere this summer

Saracens backs Sean Maitland and Duncan Taylor have been named in the squad for Scotland’s summer tour.

The duo have been selected in new head coach Gregor Townsend’s squad to tour the Southern Hemisphere this summer.

Scotland will face Six Nations rivals Italy in Singapore on June 10, before tackling Australia in Sydney a week later with the final match against Fiji in Suva on June 17.

“The 34 players named today are selected not just for their form and what they’ve done in a Scotland jersey up to now but for what they can do over the next couple of years,” said Townsend on selecting his squad.

Maitland and Taylor are the latest Saracens players to be selected for international duty this summer.

Owen Farrell, Maro Itoje, George Kruis, Billy Vunipola, Mako Vunipola and Jamie George are all part of the British & Irish Lions squad to tour New Zealand.

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Nick Isiekwe, Alex Lozowski and Nathan Earle, meanwhile, will all link up with the England squad for their two-match series in Argentina.

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