Scotland call up SA-born utility back for England clash
SQUAD UPDATE: Scotland will have a new back three when they face England in their final Six Nations match at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday.
Back-three trio Tommy Seymour, Blair Kinghorn and Stuart Hogg have been ruled out of this Saturday’s match.
Seymour and Kinghorn sustained rib and ankle injuries in Saturday’s defeat to Wales, with insufficient recovery time available to feature in the team’s defence of the Calcutta Cup in London.
Hogg injured his shoulder in the national team’s second round match against Ireland and has not been able to recover in time to feature again in the 2019 championship.
Consequently, head coach Gregor Townsend has added Glasgow Warriors pair Ruaridh Jackson and uncapped Kyle Steyn to the squad, releasing fellow Warriors Adam Ashe (back row) and Tim Swinson (second row) and Edinburgh pair James Johnstone (centre) and Luke Crosbie (back row), back to their clubs.
Steyn, who captained Griquas in South Africa’s Currie Cup last year, qualifies to represent Scotland through his mother.
He has already represented Scotland in Sevens and he can play on the wing or in the midfield.