SCOTLAND hopeful Callum Hunter-Hill could make his international debut this weekend – more than a year after the Covid-19 pandemic robbed him of the chance.

The Saracens lock has been called up to the national squad ahead of Saturday’s clash with Argentina after Hamish Watson was ruled out due to concussion and Rory Sutherland was sidelined by a knee injury.

Last year, 25-year-old Hunter-Hill was named in the Scotland squad for the summer tests with England A, Romania and Georgia.

However, the three fixtures were scrapped due to the pandemic and Hunter-Hill, who has previously captained Scotland’s under-20s, was unable to pull on the blue jersey for the senior side.

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The Gullane man had been named in interim head coach Mike Blair’s squad last year alongside Rory Darge, of Aberlady.

Darge, who is currently sidelined through injury, went on to make his Scotland debut against Wales in the Six Nations earlier this year.

Now Hunter-Hill, who attended Gullane Primary School and began his rugby career at North Berwick, is hoping to follow in Darge’s footsteps.

Speaking to Courier Sport last year, he said: “The under-20s was the pinnacle of my career at the time and just meant everything.

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“Obviously, all the training you are doing is based towards playing for your team and Scotland.

“It was massive to get called into the squad, even just to train.

“It was a massive honour and hopefully I will be back again soon.

“I was talking to [former Scotland international] Tim Swinson, who I chat with quite a lot, and he was saying when you get in and are training a wee bit, you just want to be back in.

“You are so hungry to be back in the mix and the conversation as much as possible.”

Scotland round off the autumn test series at BT Murrayfield on Saturday afternoon in a 3.15pm kick-off.

Gregor Townsend’s team have already defeated Fiji but suffered frustrating losses to both Australia and New Zealand.