Saffa amidst Scottish ranks

2014-06-25 11:18
Tyrone Holmes (Getty Images)
Cape Town - Tyrone Holmes, a former Western Province and Griquas flank, has been added to the Scotland squad as they prepare to face the Springboks in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

The 28-year-old, who was schooled at Fish Hoek High School in Cape Town, received a call-up to the Scotland squad earlier this week.

He played for Griquas and Western Province before leaving South Africa to play for Petrarca in Italy in 2012. He joined up with Scottish side, Glasgow Warriors, in 2013.

According to the BBC Sport website, the uncapped Holmes qualifies for Scotland through his Peebles-born father.

He hopes to use his inside knowledge of South African conditions and players to help the Scots.

"It's a positive that I've played against most of these guys in the Currie Cup. Facing them won't be anything new for me, so I'm happy about that," said Holmes.

Kick-off for Saturday's Test at the Nelson Mandela Stadium is scheduled for 17:00.

Scotland squad:

Forwards: Kevin Bryce, Geoff Cross, David Denton, Alasdair Dickinson, Ross Ford, Chris Fusaro, Grant Gilchrist, Jonny Gray, Rob Harley, Moray Low, Pat MacArthur, Gordon Reid, Tim Swinson, Jon Welsh, Euan Murray, Tyrone Holmes, Adam Ashe

Backs: Alex Dunbar, Dougie Fife, Grayson Hart, Stuart Hogg, Peter Horne, Ruaridh Jackson, Sean Maitland, Peter Murchie, Henry Pyrgos, Tommy Seymour, Duncan Weir

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