Six Nations: Scotland call up five for Italy clash

Scotland limber up in training at BT Murrayfield ahead of the Italy match. Picture: SNS
Scotland limber up in training at BT Murrayfield ahead of the Italy match. Picture: SNS
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VERN Cotter has reinforced his Scotland RBS 6 Nations squad by calling up five further players ahead of Saturday’s match against Italy, Scottish Rugby announced.

Sale scrum-half Chris Cusiter and Exeter Chiefs prop Moray Low come in after recovering from the injuries that kept them out of the initial selection, while Edinburgh number eight David Denton returns after a calf tear suffered in the pre-Championship training camp last month.

Glasgow Warriors pair Adam Ashe and Alex Allan have also been added as replacements for their club team-mates Jon Welsh and Gordon Reid, who are out with hand and knee injuries respectively.

The five new call-ups joined their team-mates in training on Monday morning.

Scotland lost both of their opening Six Nations matches against France and Wales, but could take positives from their 26-23 loss to Wales.

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