Six Nations 2020: Darcy Graham to miss start of tournament, Duncan Weir in for Finn Russell

A training injury to wing Darcy Graham is the latest blow to Scotland's turbulent Six Nations build-up, with the news he has sustained a knee injury in training at the Oriam centre earlier this week.

Edinburgh wing Darcy Graham will miss the start of the Six Nations with a knee injury picked up in training. Picture: SRU/SNS

Worcester Warriors stand-off Duncan Weir has been added to the Scotland squad ahead of the national team’s Guinness Six Nations opener against Ireland in Dublin in the wake of Finn Russell's departure from the squad after an alleged alcohol-related "breach of team protocol".

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Meanwhile, Graham, the 22-year-old Edinburgh speedster who has five tries in 11 caps, 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 from head coach Gregor Townsend's initial 38-man training squad who will not now travel to Spain for a pre-Ireland training camp are prop Jamie Bhatti, Glasgow Warriors back-row Tom Gordon, Sale Sharks wing Byron McGuigan and, of course, Russell.34-MAN SCOTLAND SQUAD FOR GUINNESS SIX NATIONS OPENER AGAINST IRELANDFORWARDSSimon Berghan (Edinburgh) – 24 capsMagnus Bradbury (Edinburgh) – 11 capsFraser Brown (Glasgow Warriors) – 46 capsAlex Craig (Gloucester) – uncappedLuke Crosbie (Edinburgh) – uncappedScott Cummings (Glasgow Warriors) – 8 capsAllan Dell (London Irish) – 28 capsCornell du Preez (Worcester Warriors) – 6 capsZander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors) – 25 capsGrant Gilchrist (Edinburgh) – 40 capsJonny Gray (Glasgow Warriors) – 55 capsNick Haining (Edinburgh) – uncappedStuart McInally (Edinburgh) – 33 capsWillem Nel (Edinburgh) – 35 capsJamie Ritchie (Edinburgh) – 14 capsRory Sutherland (Edinburgh) – 3 capsBen Toolis (Edinburgh) – 22 capsGeorge Turner (Glasgow Warriors) – 9 capsHamish Watson (Edinburgh) – 28 capsBACKSChris Harris (Gloucester) – 14 capsAdam Hastings (Glasgow Warriors) – 16 capsStuart Hogg (Exeter Chiefs) CAPTAIN – 72 capsGeorge Horne (Glasgow Warriors) – 10 capsRory Hutchinson (Northampton Saints) – 3 capsSam Johnson (Glasgow Warriors) – 9 capsHuw Jones (Glasgow Warriors) – 23 capsBlair Kinghorn (Edinburgh) – 17 capsSean Maitland (Saracens) – 44 capsAli Price (Glasgow Warriors) – 28 capsHenry Pyrgos (Edinburgh) – 28 capsMatt Scott (Edinburgh) – 39 capsKyle Steyn (Glasgow Warriors) – uncappedRatu Tagive (Glasgow Warriors) – uncappedDuncan Weir (Worcester Warriors) – 27 caps