22 Feb Scotland RBS 6 Nations squad update
Scotland Head Coach Vern Cotter has made five changes to the Scotland squad for the 2016 RBS 6 Nations.
Glasgow Warriors trio Grayson Hart (scrum-half), Rob Harley and Ryan Wilson (back-row), join Edinburgh Rugby’s uncapped hooker George Turner and back-row Hamish Watson in camp at BT Murrayfield today (Monday), ahead of this Saturday’s match against Italy in Rome (27 February).
The quintet replaces prop Alex Allan, back-row Chris Fusaro (both head knocks) and hooker Pat MacArthur (thigh / groin) from Glasgow Warriors, and London Irish pair Blair Cowan (concussion) and Sean Maitland (thigh).
All of the players will continue their recovery with their respective clubs.
The Scotland squad has also been boosted by the availability of Harlequins wing Tim Visser and Glasgow Warriors centre Peter Horne – named in the original squad – who have completed their recovery from their respective hamstring and foot injuries to take full part in training this week.
SCOTLAND SQUAD FOR 2016 RBS 6 NATIONS ROUND 3
Hooker: Ross Ford, Stuart McInally, George Turner (all Edinburgh Rugby)
Front-row: Alasdair Dickinson (Edinburgh Rugby), Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors), Moray Low (Exeter Chiefs), Willem Nel (Edinburgh Rugby), Gordon Reid (Glasgow Warriors), Rory Sutherland (Edinburgh Rugby)
Lock: Jonny Gray (Glasgow Warriros), Richie Gray (Castres), Tim Swinson (Glasgow Warriors), Ben Toolis (Edinburgh Rugby)
Back–row: John Barclay (Scarlets), David Denton (Bath), John Hardie (Edinburgh Rugby), Rob Harley, Josh Strauss, Ryan Wilson (Glasgow Warriors), Hamish Watson (Edinburgh Rugby)
Scrum–half: Sam Hidalgo-Clyne (Edinburgh Rugby), Grayson Hart (Glasgow Warriors), Greig Laidlaw CAPTAIN (Gloucester)
Stand–off: Finn Russell, Duncan Weir (both Glasgow Warriors)
Centre: Mark Bennett, Peter Horne (Glasgow Warriors), Matt Scott (Edinburgh Rugby), Duncan Taylor (Saracens)
Wing: Sean Lamont, Tommy Seymour (Glasgow Warriors), Tim Visser (Harlequins)
Full-back: Stuart Hogg (Glasgow Warriors), Ruaridh Jackson (Wasps)