22 Facts About Gregor Townsend

1. Gregor Townsend made oneappearance, playing for the French Barbarians during his stint with Montpellier, against Australia in November 2004.

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2. Gregor Townsend believes that Saturday's hard-fought loss to South Africa could help his team in both the forthcoming Six Nations and next year's World Cup.

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3. Gregor Townsend insists Scotland will stick to their free-flowing instincts despite being agonisingly edged out by South Africa in a thrilling Test match at BT Murrayfield on Saturday.

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4. Gregor Townsend played down the impact of losing Stuart Hogg in the 63rd minute, which he said was "more precautionary" after the full-back received treatment to his left ankle.

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5. Gregor Townsend added: "I'm always excited by any team that gets selected.

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6. Gregor Townsend is throwing all his attacking cards on the table after naming a back-line that includes Huw Jones, Sean Maitland and Stuart Hogg.

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7. Gregor Townsend tried the partnership out briefly towards the end of this month's eight-try demolition job on Fiji and saw it pay off when the pair combined to set up Hastings for his first ever Scotland touchdown.

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8. Gregor Townsend has challenged Finn Russell and Adam Hastings to prove they can work together against Argentina if they want to spearhead Scotland's Six Nations assault.

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9. Gregor Townsend tried the partnership out briefly towards the end of this month's eight-try demolition job on Fiji and hopes it will pay off again after the pair combined to set up Hastings for his first ever Scotland touchdown.

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10. Gregor Townsend said he was confident that if England coach Jones was mischievously minded to test Graham's loyalty again he would be rebuffed.

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11. Gregor Townsend has opted not to include the Stirling-born openside in his matchday squad for Saturday's final Test match of the year against Argentina at BT Murrayfield.

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12. Gregor Townsend has opted not to include the Stirling-born openside in his matchday.

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13. Gregor Townsend has selected two stand-offs in his starting XV, with first-choice No 10 Finn Russell.

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14. On 8 May, Gregor Townsend named his first squad for Scotland's 2017 June tests.

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15. Gregor Townsend took over the head coach role for the Scotland national rugby team when the Warriors season finished in May 2017.

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16. In March 2012, Gregor Townsend stood down from his role with the national team and replaced Sean Lineen at Glasgow Warriors as their head coach.

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17. Gregor Townsend made one appearance, playing for the French Barbarians during his stint with Montpellier, against Australia in November 2004.

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18. Gregor Townsend made his international debut at the age of 19, coming off the bench against England on 6 March 1993 during the 1993 Five Nations Championship.

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19. In 1993, Gregor Townsend spent a season in Australia, playing for Warringah in the Shute Shield.

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20. Gregor Townsend started playing for his local club Gala RFC from a young age, coming through the ranks from the mini section to senior side.

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21. Gregor Townsend sticks with tried and tested as Scotland look to get revenge on Wales.

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22. Gregor Townsend has welcomed several senior men back into his Scotland side for Saturday's Test against Wales.

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