Rugby

Scot Barclay to miss SA tour

2013-05-28 14:41
John Barclay (AFP)
Cape Town - Scotland flank John Barclay has been ruled out of their trip to South Africa next month due to a shoulder injury.

According to the BBC Sport website, the 26-year-old, who is set to join Welsh side Scarlets from Glasgow Warriors, will undergo surgery later this week.

Scotland announced they have no immediate plans to replace the 41-Test cap veteran in their 30-man squad.

They will play in a quadrangular series together with the Springboks, Italy and Samoa.

The event will see double-header internationals played on three successive weekends in Durban, Nelspruit and Pretoria for the first time.

The ground-breaking matches take on added significance as both South Africa and Samoa are in Scotland’s pool at the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England.

Scotland's first game of the Incoming Series is against Samoa at Kings Park in Durban on June 8.

Scotland squad:

Backs:

Alex Dunbar* (Glasgow), Tom Heathcote (Bath/ENG), Peter Horne* (Glasgow), Ruaridh Jackson (Glasgow), Greig Laidlaw (Edinburgh), Sean Lamont (Glasgow), Peter Murchie* (Glasgow), Henry Pyrgos (Glasgow), Matt Scott (Edinburgh), Tommy Seymour* (Glasgow), Duncan Taylor* (Saracens/ENG), Greig Tonks* (Edinburgh), Tim Visser (Edinburgh)

Forwards:

Johnnie Beattie (Montpellier/FRA), Kelly Brown (Saracens/ENG, capt), Geoff Cross (Edinburgh), David Denton (Edinburgh), Alasdair Dickinson (Sale/ENG), Ross Ford (Edinburgh) , Grant Gilchrist (Edinburgh), Ryan Grant (Glasgow), Jim Hamilton (Gloucester /ENG), Alastair Kellock (Glasgow), Steven Lawrie* (Edinburgh), Moray Low (Glasgow), Pat MacArthur* (Glasgow), Euan Murray (Worcester/ENG), Alasdair Strokosch (Perpignan/FRA), Tim Swinson* (Glasgow), Ryan Wilson (Glasgow)

* = uncapped

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