Scotland bring in Russell's replacement
SQUAD UPDATE: Worcester Warriors flyhalf Duncan Weir has been added to the Scotland squad ahead of the national team’s Six Nations opener against Ireland in Dublin.
Weir earned the most recent of his 27 caps in the 2017 tournament and is the only addition to a 34-man squad, which will intensify preparations for the Test match in a training camp in Spain, leaving this Sunday.
Edinburgh wing Darcy Graham is the only injury-enforced absentee from the group after he sustained a knee injury in training at Oriam earlier this week.
Graham is not expected to feature in Scotland’s opening rounds of the championship after an MRI scan at Spire Murrayfield Hospital confirmed the extent of the ligament damage.
The remaining four not selected from the wider squad to travel are Edinburgh prop Jamie Bhatti, Glasgow Warriors back-row Tom Gordon, Sale Sharks wing Byron McGuigan and Racing 92 stand-off Finn Russell.
Forwards: Simon Berghan, Magnus Bradbury, Fraser Brown, Alex Craig, Luke Crosbie, Scott Cummings, Allan Dell, Cornell Du Preez, Zander Fagerson, Grant Gilchrist, Jonny Gray, Nick Haining, Stuart McInally, Willem Nel, Jamie Richie, Rory Sutherland, Ben Toolis, George Turner, Hamish Watson.
Backs: Chris Harris, Adam Hastings, Stuart Hogg (captain), George Horne, Rory Hutchinson, Sam Johnson, Huw Jones, Blair Kinghorn, Sean Maitland, Ali Price, Henry Pyrgos, Matt Scott, Kyle Steyn, Ratu Tagive, Duncan Weir
WATCH | Scotland Captain Stuart Hogg and Head Coach Gregor Townsend attended the #GuinnessSixNations launch earlier this week.
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