RORY Darge and Huw Jones have been included in a 41-player Scotland training squad ahead of the Rugby World Cup.

The tournament gets under way in France in September, with Scotland facing South Africa, Ireland, Tonga and Romania in Pool B.

Gregor Townsend, who has extended his contract as Scotland head coach, has named a 41-player squad, which will be trimmed to 33 before the tournament.

Flanker Darge, of Aberlady, returns to the international set-up having missed this year’s Six Nations through injury.

He joins Glasgow Warriors team-mate Jones, who was born in Musselburgh, in the squad.

The group will gather for a training camp on May 29 to prepare for warm-up matches in July and August.