Scotland call in uncapped hooker

Date published: February 22 2016

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Scotland head coach Vern Cotter has made five changes to his squad ahead of their Six Nations clash with Italy at Murrayfield on Saturday.

Glasgow Warriors trio, scrum-half Grayson Hart, Rob Harley and Ryan Wilson (both back-row), join Edinburgh’s uncapped hooker George Turner and back-row Hamish Watson in camp.

The quintet replace 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

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

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

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