Scots chance for Warriors star Grove

Worcester Warriors centre Alex Grove have been given a chance to cement an international future with Scotland after being chosen for the A squad.

Grove has been chosen in the party, to be captained by Chris Cusiter, for the IRB Nations Cup in Romania.

The 21-year-old, who has represented Scotland before at under-18, under-19 and under-20 level, has enjoyed a stunning season at Sixways Stadium and made 19 appearances.

Scotland A coach Andy Robinson said: “We’ve selected five centres, but I consider them all to be versatile members of the back division and have the ability to fulfil a different role if required.

“I’m looking forward to working with Alex Grove and seeing what he has got to offer the team.”

Scotland A: Joe Ansbro (Northampton Saints), David Blair (Edinburgh), Kelly Brown (Glasgow Warriors), Ben Cairns (Edinburgh), Stuart Corsar (Doncaster Knights), Geoff Cross (Edinburgh), Chris Cusiter (capt, Perpignan), Simon Danielli (Ulster), Nick De Luca (Edinburgh), Rob Dewey (Ulster), James Eddie (Glasgow Warriors), Ross Ford (vice captain, Edinburgh), Roddy Grant (Edinburgh), Alex Grove (Worcester Warriors), Craig Hamilton (Edinburgh), Ruaridh Jackson (Glasgow Warriors), Al Kellock (Glasgow Warriors), Rory Lawson (Gloucester), Scott Lawson (Gloucester), Moray Low (Glasgow Warriors), Alan MacDonald (Edinburgh), Scott Newlands (Edinburgh), Jim Thompson (Edinburgh), Kyle Traynor (Edinburgh), Richie Vernon (Glasgow Warriors) and Simon Webster (Edinburgh).