Scotland lose Gray to injury

Date published: March 17 2017

Scotland second-row Richie Gray has pulled out of Saturday's Six Nations clash at Murrayfield against Italy.

The experienced Gray, who plays for Toulouse, has been withdrawn after suffering a hamstring strain.

Gray's place in the second row goes to Grant Gilchrist, with the bench remaining unchanged as Tim Swinson waits in reserve.

Scotland (revised): 15 Stuart Hogg, 14 Tommy Seymour, 13 Huw Jones, 12 Alex Dunbar, 11 Tim Visser, 10 Finn Russell, 9 Ali Price, 8 Ryan Wilson, 7 Hamish Watson, 6 John Barclay (c), 5 Jonny Gray, 4 Grant Gilchrist, 3 Zander Fagerson, 2 Ross Ford, 1 Gordon Reid 
Replacements: 16 Fraser Brown, 17 Allan Dell, 18 Simon Berghan, 19 Tim Swinson, 20 Cornell Du Preez, 21 Henry Pyrgos, 22 Duncan Weir, 23 Matt Scott

Date: Saturday, March 18
Venue: Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Kick-off: 12:30 GMT
Referee: Pascal Gauzère (France)
Assistant Referees: Nigel Owens (Wales), Luke Pearce (England)
TMO: Marius Jonker (South Africa)

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