How social media reacted: Squad announcement
Head Coach Gregor Townsend named the 31-man squad for the Rugby World Cup in Japan. Hundreds of supporters turned out to see Edinburgh hooker Stuart McInally announced as captain of a group that features a split of 17 forwards and 14 backs, each of whom was announced one-by-one as part of a live squad reveal at Linlithgow Palace.
Here’s a round-up from social media from the players named, supportive fans and from attendees of the event.
Leave your message of support for the squad on Scottish Rugby’s tweet below.
Here’s your Scotland squad for the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan! #AsOne
Leave your message of support for the squad below ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/mTU9mVDMXL
— Scottish Rugby (@Scotlandteam) September 3, 2019
The players dashed to social media to share their news of being selected to represent their country.
Massive honour being named in the @Scotlandteam squad for the #RWC2019 ?? pic.twitter.com/OBFKiiMX9k
— ryan wilson (@ryanwilson89) September 3, 2019
A huge honour & privilege to be part of the @scotlandteam for the upcoming @rugbyworldcup ??? A proud day for the whole family #asone ??????? pic.twitter.com/giSpqxEGmI
— Grant Gilchrist (@GrantGilchrist) September 4, 2019
Honoured to be a part of the @Scotlandteam Rugby World Cup squad. Excited for the challenge ahead. #AsOne ??????? pic.twitter.com/8iu9azT4x4
— Stuart W Hogg (@StuartWHOGG_) September 3, 2019
An honour to be selected for the @Scotlandteam Rugby World Cup squad. Can’t wait to get over there and into it #AsOne pic.twitter.com/GTgMVNtF7R
— Finn Russell (@finn_russell) September 3, 2019
It’s a real honour to be selected for the Scotland Squad and to share this moment with my beautiful wife and kids.#AsOne pic.twitter.com/Awlt2AiN2M
— WP Nel (@WP_Nel) September 3, 2019
Edinburgh Hooker, Stuart McInally, was named as Scotland Captain for the Rugby World Cup 2019. Well wishes were shared from his former school, team mates and Scotland fans.
Delighted to see our former School Captain, Stuart McInally captaining Scotland for the Rugby World Cup.???????? https://t.co/K4kpeOwuVX pic.twitter.com/vpcXMupv50
— George Watson's College (@GWC_News) September 3, 2019
To be injured just before World Cup in 2015 must of been a big blow to this guy and today to be named captain of the side just shows how committed and professional this man is, I have seen this first hand. On ya @McInallyStuart also well done to all the other lads involved.
— John Hardie (@hardhorse44) September 3, 2019
No one more deserving than Rambo to lead the @Scotlandteam boys at #RWC2019 It is a testament to the amount work he has put in to get to this point. Congratulations to all selected! pic.twitter.com/XydiEIFSbK
— Matt Scott (@MattScott_10) September 3, 2019
@McInallyStuart Well done Stuart, do us proud xx #RWC #AsOne
— Bev Lincoln (@MamaBev64) September 3, 2019
We have had a great amount of support for the 31-man squad that’ll be travelling to Japan. Here’s a few stand-out tweets and do keep them coming in for you Scotland squad.
BREAKING | Congratulations to @GGreid87 who has been selected in the @Scotlandteam squad for the up-and-coming @rugbyworldcup in Japan?? #MillbraeMade
FULL STORY?️https://t.co/xGi1u9K82l pic.twitter.com/FvRWonbXuN
— The Ayrshire Bulls (@AyrshireBulls) September 3, 2019
Congrats to all the guys who make the squad ??????? https://t.co/oTHazRJZfd
— Richie Ramsay (@RamsayGolf) September 3, 2019
Chuffed as a Dad that my lad is in Scotland’s World Cup Squad. Feel for those parents whose sons have missed out. Let’s get behind Scotland in Japan.#AsOne
— Gavin Hastings OBE (@15GavinHastings) September 3, 2019
Hundreds of supporters turned out to see the squad at Linlithgow Palace, who were announced one-by-one as part of a live squad reveal. We hope all of our fans that travelled along had a great time meeting their Scotland squad.
Today Jackson met his absolute hero’s @bentoolis @McInallyStuart @GrantGilchrist and @Jamie_T_Ritchie at the naming of the @Scotlandteam rugby World Cup team, as you can tell from the photos. #AsOne pic.twitter.com/c6WBFaYNDd
— Neil Taylor (@hugostrange) September 3, 2019
Great day at the @scotlandteam @rugbyworldcup squad announcement. Thanks to 1500 fans who braved the weather at Linthligow Palace. Good luck to all in Japan. Thanks to @craigwatsonpix for the ? #rugby #Scotland #asone #rugbyworldcup pic.twitter.com/CqamQJcnxs
— Lee McKenzie (@LeeMcKenzieTV) September 3, 2019
What an amazing afternoon! Touch rugby cluster event followed by meeting the Scotland rugby World Cup squad going to Japan! ? ? ??????? @LowPortPSP7C pic.twitter.com/G49maSchEZ
— LowPortPSP7J (@LowPortPSP7J) September 3, 2019
About to start the rugby festival. Excited to meet the Scotland squad later?? pic.twitter.com/Q8Jj0iMYGi
— Linlithgow Primary (@LinlithgowP) September 3, 2019
Continuing #education at home can be adventurous and fun. Combining PE, history and English by attending the @Scotlandteam World Cup squad announcement at Linlithgow Palace and being interviewed by the media. Back to school on Thursday, yippee! @WoodmillHigh #WeAreWoodmill pic.twitter.com/6Vn9SMWTyz
— Gemma MacDonald (@GemMac_RM_HV_QN) September 3, 2019
What a setting to announce the @Scotlandteam to travel to @rugbyworldcup
Big thanks to @LinlithgowRFC @stmargaretsps pic.twitter.com/QxWrhfnmLa
— sharon davis mcdavid (@DavisMcdavid) September 3, 2019