Carlisle's Chris Harris has been named in the Scotland squad for next month's Rugby World Cup.

The Gloucester Rugby centre is part of a 33-man squad for the tournament in France.

It will be a second World Cup for Harris after the former Carlisle Rugby Club player featured in the 2019 tournament.

Carlisle-born Harris, 32, has the chance to add to his 43 caps on the big stage when Scotland take on South Africa in their Pool B opening game on September 10.

Gregor Townsend's side also face Tonga, Romania and Ireland in the group stage.

Head coach Townsend said of his squad selection: "The decisions are tough [in terms of those left out].

"We are really pleased with the group we are taking - players who are in really good form, have trained well and are transferring what they are doing into games."

Scotland face Georgia in their final warm-up game on Saturday week at Murrayfield ahead of the World Cup.