LONDON - Interim Scotland coach Scott Johnson insists there is "no tokenism" about the inclusion of New Zealand-born wing Sean Maitland in his squad for the for the Six Nations Championship.
Maitland, who played for both the Maori All Blacks and the New Zealand Under-20s, arrived in Scotland in October after signing a three-year contract with Glasgow.
The 24-year-old has scored one try in five starts for Glasgow since his debut in December.
Johnson, speaking at the Six Nations launch in London, defended Maitland's Scottish heritage by saying: "When I spoke to his dad, he was standing in his kilt in New Zealand.
"Everyone thinks it's the grandfather rule that Sean comes under.
"Sean's father is Scottish and he has great pride in being a Scotsman. Sean used to be woken up as a kid to watch Scotland in the Five Nations, as it was."