Matt Scott has been added to the Scotland squad for next month’s summer tour to Japan after Glasgow Warriors centre Alex Dunbar was ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.
Scott, who joins Gloucester from Edinburgh at the start of July, is a direct replacement for Dunbar, who sustained a bone injury in the 13th minute of the club’s final regular-season Pro12 match against Connacht in Galway.
Dunbar will not require surgery but will now begin a period of rest and recovery with his club’s medical team. Glasgow coach Gregor Townsend said: “We’re disappointed for Alex that his season has been cut short through injury. He had been playing very well and played a big role in getting us into the Guinness Pro12 play-offs.
“We wish him all the best with his rehab and we look forward to him returning to training ahead of the new season.”
Scott and the rest of the Scotland squad will convene at BT Murrayfield on 6 June before departing for Tokyo five days later.
The two Tests will be played on consecutive Saturdays at the Toyota Stadium in Toyota City on 18 June andat the Ajinomoto Stadium in Tokyo a week later.