Quintet called up by Scotland

Date published: February 23 2015

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Head coach Vern Cotter has added five capped internationalists to Scotland's Six Nations squad, five days out from the round three Test against Italy this Saturday at Murrayfield.

Scrum-half Chris Cusiter and prop Moray Low have been called up from Premiership clubs Sale Sharks and Exeter Chiefs, along with Glasgow Warriors duo Adam Ashe (number eight) and Alex Allan (prop), and Edinburgh number eight David Denton.

Cusiter (knee) and Ashe (neck) were absent from Cotter's initial squad selection due to injury, but have recovered to earn the recall, while Denton has recovered from the calf tear sustained in the national team's pre-Championship camp in Glasgow last month.

Low and Allan are direct replacements for Glasgow Warriors pair Jon Welsh (hand) and Gordon Reid (knee), who were injured in the previous match against Wales.

The quintet began training with the squad on Monday.

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