Fraser Brown and Murray McCallum added to Scotland squad

Sam Skinner returns to Exeter Chiefs with injured ankle

Fraser Brown
Fraser Brown has joined full training with the Scotland. Image: Fotosport/David Gibson

FRASER BROWN and Murray McCallum have been added to the Scotland training squad ahead of Saturday’s home Six Nations clash against Ireland, while Sam Skinner has returned to his club – Exeter Chiefs – for further assessment on the ankle injury he sustained during the team’s victory over Italy at the weekend.

Glasgow Warriors hooker Brown, who has been out of action since mid-December with a knee injury,  joined the Scotland squad for non-contact training last last week and is expected to take full part from today, with fellow Warrior and hooker Grant Stewart returning to the club.

Tight-head prop McCallum, who was capped against Wales at the start of last year’s Six Nations and most recently featured for Scotland on the 2018 summer tour, comes in as cover for Edinburgh club mate Willem Nel, who is nursing a a calf strain sustained against Italy. Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend said after Saturday’s game that Zander Fagerson is close to a return to match fitness, but indicated that he would probably need to have some game time with Glasgow Warriors to get up to speed for international rugby following a four and a half month lay-off with a broken ankle.


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