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Scotland recall Murray and Strokosch

04th March 2013 16:42

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SKY_MOBILE Alasdair Strokosch - Scotland November Test

Alasdair Strokosch: Back for Scotland

Scotland have recalled Euan Murray and Alasdair Strokosch into their squad for this Saturday's Six Nations clash with Wales at Murrayfield.

Tighthead prop Murray and 31-times-capped Perpignan flanker Strokosch both missed last month's 12-8 win over Ireland.

32-year-old Murray was unavailable as he will not play on Sunday for religious reasons, while Strokosch was ruled out by a facial injury he suffered in the Calcutta Cup defeat at Twickenham.

Of those who were in the match-day 23 against Ireland only back-row David Denton is absent having sustained knee damage while on duty for Edinburgh in their PRO12 loss to the Scarlets at the weekend.

Uncapped Glasgow Warriors number eight Ryan Wilson, who led Scotland A to their win against England Saxons last month, takes over.

The Scotland team to face the Welsh at Murrayfield will be announced on Tuesday.

Scotland squad:

Backs: Alex Dunbar (Glasgow Warriors), Max Evans (Castres), Tom Heathcote (Bath ), Stuart Hogg, Peter Horne, Ruaridh Jackson, Sean Kennedy (all Glasgow Warriors), Greig Laidlaw, Matt Scott, Tim Visser (all Edinburgh ), Sean Lamont, Sean Maitland, Peter Murchie, Henry Pyrgos (all Glasgow Warriors), Nikki Walker (Worcester Warriors) and Duncan Weir (Glasgow Warriors).

Forwards: John Barclay (Glasgow Warriors), Johnnie Beattie (Montpellier), Kelly Brown (Saracens), Geoff Cross (Edinburgh ), Alasdair Dickinson (Sale Sharks), Ross Ford (Edinburgh ), Richie Gray (Sale Sharks), Ryan Grant, Dougie Hall (both Glasgow Warriors), Jim Hamilton (Gloucester), Rob Harley, Alastair Kellock, Moray Low, Pat MacArthur (all Glasgow Warriors), Euan Murray (Worcester Warriors), Tom Ryder (Glasgow Warriors), Alasdair Strokosch (Perpignan), Jon Welsh and Ryan Wilson (both Glasgow Warriors)

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