Scotland's Richie Gray returns after injury to face Ireland

Richie Gray returns to the Scotland squad after injury
Richie Gray returns to the Scotland squad after injury

Richie Gray has been added to the Scotland squad for Saturday's Six Nations clash against Ireland after returning from a calf injury.

The experienced second-row forward returns from a long-term injury ahead of Scotland's final two fixtures against Ireland and Italy.

Head coach Gregor Townsend picked Gray after he successfully came through 80 minutes for Toulouse on Saturday in the Top 14.

Glasgow Warriors hooker Fraser Brown (head), prop Zander Fagerson (foot), centre Alex Dunbar (thigh) and Edinburgh Rugby prop Darryl Marfo (back) have been all deemed fit again while George Horne has been handed a first senior call-up.

John Hardie has also been recalled for the first time since serving a three-month ban for alleged cocaine use.

Scotland travel to Dublin this weekend looking to end Ireland’s unbeaten run in the competition on Saturday at the Aviva.

Scotland squad

Forwards: John Barclay, Simon Berghan, Jamie Bhatti, Magnus Bradbury, Fraser Brown, David Denton, Cornell du Preez, Zander Fagerson, Grant Gilchrist, Jonny Gray, Richie Gray, Luke Hamilton, John Hardie, Scott Lawson, Darryl Marfo, Stuart McInally, Willem Nel, Gordon Reid, Tim Swinson, Ben Toolis, Hamish Watson, Ryan Wilson

Backs: Mark Bennett, Alex Dunbar, Nick Grigg, Chris Harris, Stuart Hogg, George Horne, Pete Horne, Ruaridh Jackson, Huw Jones, Lee Jones, Blair Kinghorn, Greig Laidlaw, Sean Maitland, Byron McGuigan, Ali Price, Henry Pyrgos, Finn Russell, Tommy Seymour.

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