Scotland v Wales: Sean Maitland and Chris Harris drop out through injury

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Sean Maitland
Scotland winger Sean Maitland has been ruled out of Saturday's Six Nations clash against Wales through injury. Imaage: Fotosport/David Gibson

SCOTLAND backs Sean Maitland and Chris Harris have been ruled out of Saturday’s Six Nations clash against Wales due to foot and calf injuries, respectively, sustained whilst playing club rugby in the English Premiership last weekend.

Maitland scored two tries  for Saracens against Northampton Saints before being replaced on 48 minutes. He has been 39 caps and started on the wing for Scotland in their two most recent matches against Ireland and France.

Utility-back Harris played the full match for Newcastle Falcons against Worcester Warriors. He has been capped seven times, with five of those appearances off the bench.

Their absence increases the likelihood of Edinburgh winger Darcy Graham making his first start for the national team on Saturday.

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Meanwhile, Wales have named their team for Saturday’s match, featuring one change with Adam Beard coming into the second-row for the injured Cory Hill. Scotland name their team on Thursday.

Wales: Liam Williams; George North, Jonathan Davies, Hadleigh Parkes, Josh Adams; Gareth Anscombe, Gareth Davies; Rob Evans, Ken Owens, Tomas Francis, Adam Beard, Alun Wyn Jones©, Josh Navidi, Justin Tipuric, Ross Moriarty. Subs;  Elliot Dee, Nicky Smith, Dillon Lewis, Jake Ball, Aaron Wainwright, Aled Davies, Dan Biggar, Owen Watkin.

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David Barnes
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David has worked as a freelance rugby journalist since 2004 covering every level of the game in Scotland for publications including The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, The Scotsman/Scotland on Sunday/Evening News, The Herald/Sunday Herald, The Daily Mail/Mail on Sunday and The Sun.