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Tigers set for final weekend of Test action

Tigers-bound David Denton starts for Scotland against Argentina
Tigers-bound David Denton starts for Scotland against Argentina

Tigers-bound David Denton returns to the Scotland starting XV for their third and final Test of the summer against Argentina on Saturday (kick-off 4:40pm, 8:40pm BST).

Denton, who moves to Welford Road from Worcester Warriors this summer, starts at No8 for the game at the Estadio Centenario in Resistencia. The game is live on Channel 4.

Tigers flanker Luke Hamilton, who will move to Edinburgh after this season, has been ruled out through injury.

Head coach Gregor Townsend said: “We’ve learned a lot on this tour about this group of players. Now we have to use that learning to put in a very good performance to beat Argentina on their home patch.”

Tigers prop Chris Baumann is named on the bench for the USA for their final June Test against Canada.

It is third time Baumann has been named among the replacements as he aims to win his 25th international cap in Halifax. Kick-off is at 8.30pm BST on Saturday.

Scotland: 15 Stuart Hogg (Glasgow Warriors, 61 caps), 14 Dougie Fife (Edinburgh, 7 caps), 13 Nick Grigg (Glasgow Warriors, 5 caps), 12 Pete Horne (Glasgow Warriors, 34 caps), 11 Blair Kinghorn (Edinburgh, 4 caps), 10 Adam Hastings (Glasgow Warriors, 2 caps), 9 George Horne (Glasgow Warriors, 1 cap); 1 Allan Dell (Edinburgh, 12 caps), 2 Stuart McInally (c) (Edinburgh, 17 caps), 3 Simon Berghan (Edinburgh, 9 caps), 4 Tim Swinson (Glasgow Warriors, 37 caps), 5 Grant Gilchrist (Edinburgh, 24 caps), 6 Magnus Bradbury (Edinburgh, 3 caps), 7 Fraser Brown (Glasgow Warriors, 33 caps), 8 David Denton (Worcester Warriors, 41 caps)

Replacements: 16 George Turner (Glasgow Warriors, 4 caps), 17 Jamie Bhatti (Glasgow Warriors, 10 caps), 18 Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors, 17 caps), 19 Ben Toolis (Edinburgh, 11 caps), 20 Jamie Ritchie (Edinburgh, 1 cap), 21 Sam Hidalgo-Clyne (Scarlets, 11 caps), 22 James Lang (Harlequins, 1 cap), 23 Chris Harris (Newcastle Falcons, 3 caps)

USA: 15 Will Hooley (Bedford Blues), 14 Blaine Scully (c) (Cardiff Blues), 13 Marcel Brache (Perth/Western Force), 12 Paul Lasike (Utah Warriors), 11 Nate Augspurger (San Diego Legion), 10 AJ MacGinty (Sale Sharks), 9 Shaun Davies (Glendale Raptors); 1 Eric Fry (Vannes Rugby), 2 Dylan Fawsitt (Glendale Raptors), 3 Paul Mullen (Houston SaberCats), 4 Samu Manoa (Toulon), 5 Nick Civetta (Newcastle Falcons), 6 Ben Landry (Glendale Raptors), 7 Hanco Germishuys (Austin Elite), 8 Cam Dolan (San Diego Legion)

Replacements: 16 Chris Baumann (Leicester Tigers),  17 Titi Lamositele (Saracens), 18 Olive Kilifi (Seattle Seawolves) 19 Greg Peterson (Glasgow Warriors), 20 Vili Toluta’u (Seattle Seawolves), 21 Ruben de Haas (Free State Cheetahs), 22 Will Magie (Glendale Raptors), 23 Bryce Campbell (Glendale Raptors)