Scotland duo Mark Bennett and Fraser Brown sidelined by injuries

Fraser Brown has played 54 Tests for Scotland
Fraser Brown has played 54 Tests for Scotland

Scotland have suffered a setback ahead of their autumn international campaign with both centre Mark Bennett and hooker Fraser Brown sidelined by injuries.

Brown has played 54 Tests for Scotland since his international debut in 2013 while Bennett has featured in 22 Tests and has been impressive for Edinburgh this season.

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has added Edinburgh duo Dave Cherry and Magnus Bradbury to the squad as replacements.

Scotland will kick-start their autumn international campaign with a clash against Tonga on 30th October followed by clashes against Australia, South Africa and Japan on 7th, 13th and 20th November respectively.

Scotland squad:

Forwards: Ewan Ashman, Josh Bayliss, Jamie Bhatti, Magnus Bradbury, Dave Cherry, Luke Crosbie, Rory Darge, Matt Fagerson, Zander Fagerson, Grant Gilchrist, Nick Haining, Rob Harley, Jamie Hodgson, Oli Kebble, Murray McCallum, Stuart McInally, Dylan Richardson, Jamie Ritchie, Sam Skinner, Pierre Schoeman, Rory Sutherland, Marshall Sykes, George Turner, Hamish Watson

Backs: Darcy Graham, Jamie Dobie, Chris Harris, Adam Hastings, Stuart Hogg, George Horne, Damien Hoyland, Sam Johnson, Huw Jones, Blair Kinghorn, Duhan van der Merwe, Rufus McLean, Ali Price, Finn Russell, Matt Scott, Kyle Steyn, Ross Thompson, Sione Tuipulotu.