Blade Thomson: 'I'd be lying if I said hadn't thought of Scotland'
New Zealand-born forward Blade Thomson is open to a future with Scotland but is concentrating on settling in at new club Scarlets.
The 27-year-old qualifies for Gregor Townsend's squad through his Scottish grandparents.
Thomson has won four caps for the Maori All Blacks and is a former New Zealand Under-20 international.
"I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought about it," he told Scrum V when asked about his Scottish connection.
"But, to be honest, this [Scarlets] is my job first and foremost.
"If it happens, it happens. We'll cross that bridge when we come to it, I suppose."
Thomson, who played for Super Rugby franchise the Hurricanes, can operate at lock, blind-side flanker and number eight and has started all three Pro14 matches for Scarlets this season.
The Welsh side are third in Conference B after two wins and one defeat.