Gregor Townsend will name the Scotland squad for the tour of the Americas on Wednesday. 

The four-match sojourn will see the national side take on Canada, USA, Chile and Uruguay across four weekends next month.

The last time we spoke to Townsend, the Scotland head coach hinted there would be some new faces his travelling party. 

Speaking after the Six Nations, he said: “Tours do give you opportunities to look at people who have been off the bench in this campaign, or who haven’t played at all, or who haven’t played that much at pro level."

With that in mind, we've looked at some of the players who have impressed at club level this season and could be in for international call-ups. 

Townsend is also likely to give some of his front-line stars a break after a hectic season that began with Rugby World Cup preparations at the end of May last year. 

Who might make the trip? 

Nathan McBeth

Position: Loosehead prop

Club: Glasgow Warriors

Age: 26

Nathan McBeth has had an excellent season with GlasgowNathan McBeth has had an excellent season with Glasgow (Image: SNS)

The Glasgow Warriors prop has had an excellent season, featuring in 17 matches so far and establishing himself as the back-up to Jamie Bhatti for Franco Smith’s side.

An injury in the Warriors’ quarter-final win over Stormers may put his place in doubt, but if fit, McBeth deserves a place in the squad.

Gregor Hiddleston

Position: Hooker

Club: Glasgow Warriors

Age: 22

It's been a breakout season for Gregor HiddlestonIt's been a breakout season for Gregor Hiddleston (Image: SNS)

With Stuart McInally and Fraser Brown now both retired, George Turner heading to Japan and Dave Cherry’s time with Scotland seemingly over, Townsend needs to build depth at hooker.

At 22, Hiddleston is one for the future and has caught the eye on each of his nine Glasgow Warriors appearances this campaign.

Max Williamson

Position: Lock

Club: Glasgow Warriors

Age: 22

Max Williamson was voted Glasgow's Breakthrough Player of the SeasonMax Williamson was voted Glasgow's Breakthrough Player of the Season (Image: SNS)

It has been a real breakthrough campaign for the Glasgow Warriors second row, who has taken full advantage of injuries to JP du Preez and Richie Gray to establish himself as one of Franco Smith’s first names on the team sheet.

His set-piece work - whether claiming lineouts or locking out the scrum – is solid and reliable, while he’s a terrific ball carrier.

With Gray and Grant Gilchrist the wrong side of 30, it’s a position Scotland could do with building more depth.

Gus Warr

Position: Scrum-half

Club: Sale Sharks

Age: 24

Sale's Gus Warr has represented Scotland and England at age-grade levelSale's Gus Warr has represented Scotland and England at age-grade level (Image: PA)

The Sale Sharks scrum-half represented Scotland at age-grade level, but also turned out for England under-20s and qualifies to play for either country at senior level.

Scotland have plenty of scrum-half options. Ben White, George Horne, Ali Price, Ben Vellacott, Jamie Dobie and Ben Afshar, but Warr has been one of the stand-out performers for Sale over the past couple of seasons and now would be a good time to see if he can make the step up to international rugby.

Mosese Tuipulotu

Position: Centre

Club: Waratahs

Age: 23

Mosese Tuipulotu will follow brother Sione in moving to Scotland this summerMosese Tuipulotu will follow brother Sione in moving to Scotland this summer (Image: Getty)

Sione’s younger brother will arrive in Scotland, but rather than spending a full pre-season with Edinburgh, he may be drafted straight into the national squad. That’s what happened when the elder Tuipulotu moved to these shores three years ago.

Sione had to wait until the autumn of 2021 to earn his first cap, but only because fixtures against Romania and Georgia were cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Tuipulotu brothers may well join the Grays, Lamonts, Evans and Hastings on Scotland’s roll call this summer.

Matt Currie

Position: Centre

Club: Edinburgh

Age: 23

His performances this campaign saw Matt Currie voted Edinburgh's Breakthrough Player of the YearHis performances this campaign saw Matt Currie voted Edinburgh's Breakthrough Player of the Year (Image: SNS)

His performances for Edinburgh this season saw him named Breakthrough Player of the Year at the club’s awards last weekend. Equally comfortable in either of the midfield roles, or indeed on the wing where he’s filled in recently, Currie has earned a place on the tour.

He was part of the Scotland ‘A’ team that beat Chile two years ago, and should graduate this summer to earning a full cap.

But don't expect to see...

Tom Roebuck

Scottish-qualified Tom Roebuck has been picked in Steve Borthwick's England squadScottish-qualified Tom Roebuck has been picked in Steve Borthwick's England squad (Image: PA)

Another of the Scottish-qualified Sale Sharks contingent, Roebuck appears to have nailed his colours to England’s mast – and was named in Steve Borthwick’s squad earlier this week.

He’s uncapped, so the winger could U-turn on that decision if he can’t break into the England side, but it seems unlikely to be any time soon.

Jacob Beetham

Jacob Beetham had attracted the attentions of Scottish Rugby, but has been picked by Wales this summerJacob Beetham had attracted the attentions of Scottish Rugby, but has been picked by Wales this summer (Image: Getty Images)

The Cardiff fullback also qualifies to play for Scotland and was reported to have attracted the attention of the national team earlier this year.

He was named in the Wales squad by Warren Gatland, and looks set to pursue that route rather than oust Blair Kinghorn in the Scotland 15 jersey.

...and those who deserve the summer off

Finn Russell

Finn RussellFinn Russell (Image: SNS)

It has been a busy season for the Scotland co-captain, who was in World Cup camps this time last year and threw himself into action with Bath just seven days after Scotland’s exit from that tournament.

When you add into the mix that the Scotland co-captain, who is 31 now, is likely to be preparing to tour with the British and Irish Lions in 12 months, it feels like an easy decision to leave him at home this summer.

With Adam Hastings fit and Ben Healy also available, and Fergus Burke – the soon-to-be Saracens fly-half available - there is plenty of experience for Townsend to lean on at fly-half, even without his talisman.

Zander Fagerson

Zander Fagerson is one of Scotland's key menZander Fagerson is one of Scotland's key men (Image: SNS Images)

His importance to the Scotland team cannot be overstated, particularly following the retirement last weekend of WP Nel. As mentioned earlier, there is a distinct lack of depth at tighthead, and this tour provides an ideal opportunity for Townsend to give others a go.

Fagerson, alongside Russell, is one of the first names on the Scotland team-sheet when fit, and will be among those in contention for Lions tour spots next year.

Jack Dempsey

Jack Dempsey Jack Dempsey (Image: SNS)

The Glasgow number eight has been a revelation since he switched allegiances from his native Australia to play for his adopted nation. Now it’s about finding a back-row blend that compliments him, whether that is Matt Fagerson and Rory Darge, Jamie Ritchie and Hamish Watson, or a combination of the above.

But Scotland must continue to look at alternative options at the base of the scrum too. Ben Muncaster has had a stop-start season, but Magnus Bradbury was terrific in his final season as a Bristol Bear – he’ll move back to Edinburgh to replace Bill Mata, who is going the opposite direction.

Bradbury hasn’t played for Scotland since the tour to Argentina two years ago, but merits another look at the top level.

Duhan van der Merwe

Duhan van der MerweDuhan van der Merwe (Image: PA)

The big winger has had a mixed season. There was the high point of becoming the first-ever Scot to score a Calcutta Cup hat-trick, but that form did not translate onto the club scene.

While he beat more defenders than anyone else in the URC regular season, he only scored three league tries.

He’s one away from Stuart Hogg’s Scotland try record, and that will undoubtedly come at some stage, but Townsend should use this tour to look at other players.