Dunbar back for Scotland

Date published: March 7 2016

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Scotland head coach Vern Cotter has added three Glasgow players to his squad for Sunday's Six Nations clash with France at Murrayfield.

Centre Alex Dunbar, scrum-half Henry Pyrgos and hooker Fraser Brown have all recovered from injuries in the past fortnight to earn selection in the squad that will convene at the national stadium in Edinburgh tomorrow.

Dunbar was part of the original group named ahead of the championship however a posterior thigh strain sustained against Racing in the Champions Cup kept him out of contention.

Since returning to fitness Dunbar has played in his club’s PRO12 wins over Dragons and Cardiff Blues, scoring on his return in Newport.

Brown and Pyrgos were both part of Scotland’s World Cup campaign – the latter captaining the side against USA – however respective ankle and wrist injuries ruled them out of the early part of the Six Nations campaign.

Like Dunbar, Brown – who takes the place of Edinburgh hooker George Turner – made his comeback against the Dragons and Cardiff, while Pyrgos played his first game in over five months when he started on Sunday.

Matt Scott injury:

Edinburgh and Scotland centre Matt Scott will have a MRI scan at the Spire Murrayfield Hospital on Monday to assess the extent of the damage sustained to his elbow in his club’s match against Connacht on Friday.

Forwards: John Barclay, Fraser Brown, David Denton, Alasdair Dickinson, Zander Fagerson, Ross Ford , Jonny Gray, Richie Gray, John Hardie, Rob Harley, Moray Low, Stuart McInally, Willem Nel, Gordon Reid, Josh Strauss, Rory Sutherland, Tim Swinson, Ben Toolis, Hamish Watson, Ryan Wilson.

Backs: Mark Bennett, Alex Dunbar, Grayson Hart, Sam Hidalgo-Clyne, Stuart Hogg, Ruaridh Jackson, Peter Horne , Greig Laidlaw, Sean Lamont, Duncan Taylor, Henry Pyrgos, Finn Russell, Matt Scott, Tommy Seymour, Tim Visser, Duncan Weir.

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