Scotland call up duo

Date published: October 27 2014

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Scotland head coach Vern Cotter has called up an additional two players to his November Test training squad in Newcastle.

Scotland head coach Vern Cotter has called up an additional two players to his November Test training squad in Newcastle.

Glasgow centre Peter Horne (five caps) and uncapped Edinburgh scrum-half Sam Hidalgo-Clyne have been brought in as precautionary injury cover for Alex Dunbar and Chris Cusiter respectively.

Dunbar reported ankle discomfort during the Warriors’ European Rugby Champions Cup win over Montpellier in France on Saturday, while Cusiter missed Sale Sharks’ corresponding Cup clash with a calf strain.

The pair will require further assessment from the medical team over the coming days to determine their time of return.

While the bulk of the squad convened as planned on Sunday, the arrival of Warriors’ wingers Tommy Seymour and Sean Maitland was delayed until Monday as both experienced concussive episodes following head knocks sustained against Montpellier.

Both were advised to rest at home over night and began their graduated, return-to-play protocols when they arrived on Monday.

Scotland will now begin a three-day camp at the Royal Grammar School, one of the team’s training bases during the pool stages of the Rugby World Cup 2015.

They will then reconvene in Edinburgh on Sunday ahead of the opening Test match against Argentina at Murrayfield next week.

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