Bath Rugby centre Cam Redpath has been tipped to be included in Scotland’s 2021 Guinness Six Nations squad which is named later today.

Centre Redpath has been one of the bright spots in Bath’s poor start to the 2020/21 season, scoring two tries in five appearances including a stunning individual stepping effort against Wasps Rugby in his last appearance.

Despite still being just 21 he is old beyond his years and has firmly established himself as a permanent fixture in the Blue, Black and Whites centres either at 12 or 13 having joined the club from Sale Sharks in February on a three-year contract.

The versatile back even stepped in at fly-half for 72 minutes in the victory over Worcester Warriors following injuries to Rhys Priestland and Josh Matavesi and ran the game superbly.

It has been a transformative year for Redpath who was released from just the second year of a five-year contract at the Sharks for a reported six-figure transfer fee, showing the value put on the youngster’s talent by both clubs.

Should Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend call up Redpath it will be a significant blow to England in the tug of war over the centre.

Redpath was a star for the England U20s, playing nine games for the age grade side and has previously been called up by head coach Eddie Jones to train with the England senior side.

Redpath was also named in the 34-man England squad for the 2018 tour of South Africa but was unable to travel because of injury.

But of course the Bath centre is the son of a Scottish international legend in the form of former 60-cap scrum-half Bryan Redpath.

And Bryan has made no secret of the fact of which country he would like his son to play for.

Speaking to The Scotsman last year he said: “He knows my feelings. I’d want him to play for Scotland. And he’s not tied to anything yet so never say never, as they say. But, in the end, it will be his choice to make, not mine.”

The former Borders-born former international may just get his way.

Bath director of rugby Stuart Hooper certainly gave a glowing assessment of his player when discussing his form this season having now played 15 games in the Blue, Black and White in total.

Hooper said: “He was one of the players I have watched for a long time from afar. He was involved at Sale and when it became clear he had an option to move, I met with him and one of the first things that struck me was his understanding of the game and his ability to vocalise that. It’s not an easy thing to do.

“He can communicate a good game of rugby which is really important. In the moment he does it as well so he has the ability to talk his way through a game, small talk, which is vital. And he has got a pretty broad range of skills.

"If you look at the Leicester game at the weekend all of his carries he got over the advantage line. He is deceptively strong and he is also a very accomplished rugby player.

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“At Worcester, we lost two 10s and put him to 10. He stepped up and kicked for touch, put people in the right places.

"He is an important part of the squad, he’s developing as a leader. He is 21 and we have him as part of our senior group, our leadership group. He is in there because he is developing as a leader.

"He can lead our players around the pitch and he is hungry to do that. He gives us a rugby brain, gives is a genuine kick/run pass option at 12.”