Six Nations 2019: Hamish Watson & WP Nel among eight added to Scotland squad

WP Nel was once injured in Scotland’s opening-spherical Six Countries take care of over Italy
Six Countries: Scotland v Wales
Venue: Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh Date: Saturday, 9 March Kick-off: 14:15 GMT
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Fit-again flanker Hamish Watson and prop WP Nel are among eight avid gamers added to Scotland’s Six Countries squad for Saturday’s discuss with of Wales.

Watson and Nel made their comebacks from hand and calf problems on Saturday in Edinburgh’s loss to Benetton.

Exeter Chiefs forward Sam Skinner, and Glasgow duo Grant Stewart and Stafford McDowall, hang also been restored.

But chunky-support Stuart Hogg is no longer going to characteristic for Gregor Townsend’s aspect as he recovers from a shoulder damage.

The British and Irish Lion suffered the wound in Scotland’s second-spherical defeat by Eire.

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Townsend has also called up London Irish prop Gordon Reid, as effectively as Matt Fagerson and Byron McGuigan.

Glasgow support-row Fagerson and Sale Sharks support-three man McGuigan neglected the preliminary squad possibility via damage.

Cruise-half Finn Russell played 65 minutes and scored 9 parts for Racing 92 of their rout La Rochelle, having neglected Scotland’s defeat by France with concussion.

Eight avid gamers hang left the squad, with scrum-half George Horne, prop D’arcy Rae, hooker George Turner and centre Chris Dean falling by the wayside due to the damage.

Prop Alex Allan and forward Retract Harley hang returned to Glasgow, support-row John Hardie is support with Newcastle Falcons while stand-off Duncan Weir has been launched to Worcester Warriors.

Warren Gatland’s Wales are chasing a Exceptional Slam after successful all three of their fits, while Scotland hang a solitary victory from their trio of outings.

Watson, 27, has no longer featured the least bit in the championship after fracturing a hand in January, and his return to fitness is a valuable enhance for Townsend.

Nel, 32, and 24-year-aged Skinner had been injured in the outlet-spherical take care of over Italy and neglected the losses to Eire and Les Bleus.

Centre McDowall, 21, and Fagerson, a year youthful, overcame ankle and shoulder injuries to ranking three of six Warriors tries of their thumping of Zebre.

Hooker Stewart, 24, came off the bench as Turner suffered a concussion in Parma.

Skilled loose-head Reid, 32, received the final of his 33 Scotland caps against South Africa in November, while 29-year-aged McGuigan returned to motion with Sale final month.

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