McDowall wants to be 'the regular choice' for Scotland - Smith

After his first taste of Six Nations rugby against Ireland last weekend, Stafford McDowall has eyes on a regular place in the Scotland setup, according to Franco Smith.

The Glasgow Warriors head coach believes the 26-year-old's has lofty ambitions when it comes to representing his country, beyond the reward of the hour he played against the championship winners.

The 17-13 defeat was McDowall's second cap after an appearance against Italy last year.

"I do feel he's been knocking on the door for a long time," Smith said.

"Yes, I think you can add the word reward to it, but I do feel with his objectives that he set himself he doesn't just want to play one game for Scotland. He wants to be the regular choice.

"He wants to play and become an important part, an integral part of the Scotland setup.

"Yes, a reward maybe for the hard work, but I think his objective is set beyond being rewarded with only one cap."