Sam Skinner and Matt Fagerson added to Scotland squad

Exeter Chiefs lock Sam Skinner and Glasgow Warriors back-row Matt Fagerson have been added to the Scotland squad for the Six Nations.

Respective hamstring and rib injuries ruled the pair out of the initial selection announced by Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend last month, with both players impressing for their club sides since their return.

Skinner last featured for Scotland in last year’s Summer Test win over France at Murrayfield, when he sustained the hamstring injury that would rule him out of contention for Rugby World Cup 2019.

He comes in to the squad as a replacement for Jonny Gray, who was sidelined for the rest of the Six Nations due to a hand injury sustained in Scotland’s Round Two loss to England at Murrayfield on February 8.

Scotland lock Jonny Gray will play no further part in the @SixNationsRugby after sustaining a hand injury in the Calcutta Cup match against England.

The @GlasgowWarriors player, who won his 57th cap on Saturday, will return to his club for ongoing care and assessment. pic.twitter.com/apdTWRm0gH

— Scottish Rugby (@Scotlandteam) February 10, 2020

Fagerson’s last Test outing came the following weekend, in the away win over Georgia in Tbilisi, with the 21-year-old narrowly missing out on the Japan tournament.

Edinburgh wing Darcy Graham returned to training last week (Friday), while Gloucester second-row Alex Craig has been released from the squad back to his club.

Scotland squad

Forwards: Simon Berghan (Edinburgh), Jamie Bhatti (Edinburgh), Magnus Bradbury (Edinburgh), Fraser Brown (Glasgow Warriors), Luke Crosbie (Edinburgh), Scott Cummings (Glasgow Warriors), Allan Dell (London Irish), Cornell du Preez (Worcester Warriors), Matt Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors), Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors), Grant Gilchrist (Edinburgh), Tom Gordon (Glasgow Warriors), Nick Haining (Edinburgh), Stuart McInally (Edinburgh), Willem Nel (Edinburgh), Jamie Ritchie (Edinburgh), Sam Skinner (Exeter Chiefs), Rory Sutherland (Edinburgh), Ben Toolis (Edinburgh), George Turner (Glasgow Warriors), Hamish Watson (Edinburgh)

Backs: Darcy Graham (Edinburgh), Chris Harris (Gloucester), Adam Hastings (Glasgow Warriors), Stuart Hogg (c, Exeter Chiefs), George Horne (Glasgow Warriors), Rory Hutchinson (Northampton Saints), Sam Johnson (Glasgow Warriors), Huw Jones (Glasgow Warriors), Blair Kinghorn (Edinburgh), Sean Maitland (Saracens), Byron McGuigan (Sale Sharks), Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors), Henry Pyrgos (Edinburgh), Matt Scott (Edinburgh), Kyle Steyn (Glasgow Warriors), Ratu Tagive (Glasgow Warriors), Duncan Weir (Worcester Warriors)