Former Pembroke RFC player Luke Hamilton has been named in the Scotland squad for the upcoming autumn internationals.

Hamilton, 25, is one of 10 uncapped players named in the 36-man squad by Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend.

Back row player Hamilton, who has been in outstanding form for the Leicester Tigers in the Aviva Premiership this season, was born in Wales and attended Lamphey Primary and Pembroke Secondary Schools - but qualifies for Scotland through his father.

In April 2012 Hamilton, who began his professional career at the Cardiff Blues (2010-14) before a two year stint with Agen in France, played for Wales Under 20s in the Junior World Cup in South Africa.

In July 2014, World Rugby ruled that anybody who played in the Junior World Championship or Six Nations was tied to that country - but it was not applied retrospectively, so doesn't relate to Hamilton.

And he has thus far been overlooked by Warren Gatland at senior level, and the Scots have now capitalised.

Scotland begin their autumn international series against Samoa at BT Murryafield on Saturday, November 11, followed by tests against New Zealand and Australia.