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Nel back in Scotland squad ahead of England clash

SQUAD UPDATE: There are a few changes in Scotland’s squad ahead of their Six Nations clash against England.

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Magnus Bradbury, Alex Craig, Blair Kinghorn, WP Nel and Hamish Watson have joined the squad.

They replace Josh Bayliss, Javan Sebastian and Ross McCann.

Bayliss has been ruled out of the squad due to a concussion. The back-row options have been bolstered by the return of Bristol Bears flank Bradbury and fresh from making 150 appearances for Edinburgh at the weekend, Watson is called up.

Kinghorn has recovered from the injury that ruled him out of the first two games and he has met up with the group at the start of the week.

Following the injury to Richie Gray in Cardiff, Scarlets’ lock Alex Craig has joined the squad. The 26-year-old has two caps for Scotland, playing twice in 2021, including the historic win over France away from home.

Nel has recovered from his injury and replaces Javan Sebastian.

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Darcy Graham remains out of the squad after sustaining a groin injury last week and is subject to further assessment.

Updated Scotland squad:

Forwards: Ewan Ashman, Magnus Bradbury, Jamie Bhatti, Alex Craig, Andy Christie, Scott Cummings, Jack Dempsey, Rory Darge (co-captain), Grant Gilchrist, Matt Fagerson, Zander Fagerson, Alec Hepburn, Johnny Matthews, Elliot Millar-Mills, WP Nel, Jamie Ritchie, Pierre Schoeman, Sam Skinner, George Turner, Hamish Watson, Glen Young.

Backs: Ben Healy, George Horne, Rory Hutchinson, Huw Jones, Blair Kinghorn, Stafford McDowall, Harry Paterson, Ali Price, Cameron Redpath, Arron Reed, Kyle Rowe, Finn Russell (captain), Kyle Steyn, Ross Thompson, Sione Tuipulotu, Duhan van der Merwe, Ben White.

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