Flyhalf scare for Scotland ahead of Paris showdown
SQUAD UPDATE: Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend added six players to the Scotland squad ahead of this Saturday’s Round Three Six Nations Test against France in Paris on Saturday.
Finn Russell sustained a head injury during Racing 92’s Top 14 clash with Toulouse in Paris on Sunday and was withdrawn from play.
He is now subject to further monitoring and the graduated return to play protocol.
Worcester Warriors flyhalf Duncan Weir is joined by Edinburgh trio Magnus Bradbury (back row), Dougie Fife (wing) and James Johnstone (centre), and Glasgow Warriors front-row forwards Zander Fagerson (tighthead prop) and George Turner (hooker).
The group replaces injured Glasgow Warriors pair George Horne (shoulder) and Stafford McDowall (ankle), as well as front-row forwards David Cherry, Murray McCallum (both Edinburgh) and Jake Kerr (Leicester Tigers).
Fullback Stuart Hogg will not join the squad in the camp this week as he is not being considered for this Saturday’s game against France, following the shoulder injury he sustained against Ireland in the second round of the championship at Murrayfield.
He remains under the joint care of the Glasgow Warriors and Scotland medical teams, with his rehabilitation progress and review ongoing.