Rugby

Scott replaces Dunbar in Scotland squad

2016-05-16 16:36
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London - Gloucester-bound Edinburgh centre Matt Scott has replaced the injured Alex Dunbar in Scotland's squad for next month's two-Test tour of Japan, Scottish Rugby announced on Monday.

Dunbar has been ruled out of the tour after injuring his knee in Glasgow's Celtic League match against Connacht in Galway on Sunday.

Scott and the rest of the squad will convene at Murrayfield in Edinburgh for a short training camp on June 6 before leaving for Tokyo five days later.

Scotland play Japan, the 2019 World Cup hosts, at Tokyo's Toyota Stadium on June 18 before tackling the Brave Blossoms again at the Ajinomoto Stadium, also in Tokyo, a week later.

Revised Scotland squad for tour of Japan

Backs (12): Greig Laidlaw (capt, Gloucester/ENG), Henry Pyrgos (Glasgow), Finn Russell (Glasgow), Ruaridh Jackson (Wasps/ENG), Peter Horne (Glasgow), Duncan Taylor (Saracens/ENG), Damien Hoyland (Edinburgh), Sean Maitland (London Irish/ENG), Tommy Seymour (Glasgow/SCO), Tim Visser (Harlequins/ENG), Stuart Hogg (Glasgow), Matt Scott (Edinburgh)

Forwards (15): Alasdair Dickinson (Edinburgh), WP Nel (Edinburgh), Moray Low (Exeter/ENG), Rory Sutherland (Edinburgh), Ross Ford (Edinburgh), Stuart McInally (Edinburgh), Fraser Brown (Glasgow), Jonny Gray (Glasgow), Richie Gray (Castres/FRA), Tim Swinson (Glasgow/SCO), John Barclay (Scarlets/WAL), David Denton (Bath/ENG), John Hardie (Edinburgh), Josh Strauss (Glasgow), Ryan Wilson (Glasgow)

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