Scotland will be taking a full strength side on their two-test tour to Japan including Olympic sevens candidate Stuart Hogg but not veteran wing Sean Lamont.
Lamont and Glasgow team-mate Duncan Weir – who started the last Scotland game against Ireland in Dublin – are the notable absentees from the party as head coach Vern Cotter has resisted the temptation to rest any of his top names despite the heavy workload of a packed season.
It means that the majority of the Scotland squad will have more than a year of full-on rugby after the long preparation for the World Cup, the tournament itself and a gruelling full Six Nations and PRO12 season to follow.
Lamont won his 104th cap against Ireland in Dublin but at the age of 35 his opportunities would now seem to be limited.
With just two tests this summer – at Toyota City on June 18 and Ajinomoto Stadium in Tokyo a week later, the Scots are taking just 27 players and no new caps.
Ruaridh Jackson, set to move to Harlequins this summer from Wasps, has been preferred to Weir as back-up stand-off to Finn Russell.
Hogg’s inclusion in the touring squad would seem to end speculation that he will play for Great Britain in the Olympic Sevens tournament in Rio.
Forwards: Alasdair Dickinson (Edinburgh), Willem Nel (Edinburgh), Moray Low (Exeter Chiefs), Rory Sutherland (Edinburgh), Ross Ford (Edinburgh), Stuart McInally (Edinburgh), Fraser Brown (Glasgow), Jonny Gray (Glasgow), Richie Gray (Castres), Tim Swinson (Glasgow), John Barclay (Scarlets), David Benton (Bath), John Hardie (Edinburgh), Josh Strauss (Glasgow), Ryan Wilson (Glasgow).
Backs: Greig Laidlaw (Gloucester), Henry Pyrgos (Glasgow), Finn Russell (Glasgow), Ruaridh Jackson (Wasps), Alex Dunbar (Glasgow), Peter Horne (Glasgow), Duncan Taylor (Saracens), Damien Hoyland (Edinburgh), Sean Maitland (London Irish), Tommy Seymour (Glasgow), Tim Visser (Harlequins), Stuart Hogg (Glasgow).