Sean Maitland, Jonny Gray miss out on Scotland selection for France clash

Jonny Gray has failed to recover from a shoulder injury
Jonny Gray has failed to recover from a shoulder injury
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Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has left of Sean Maitland out of the 29-man squad for the rescheduled Six Nations game against France to be played on 26th March.

With the game falling outside the agreed international window, the agreement between Premiership Rugby Limited and Six Nations allows only five English-based players to be selected in the squad.

With Exeter's Stuart Hogg and Sam Skinner, Harlequins' Scott Steele and Gloucester's Alex Craig and Chris Harris are already part of the selection leaving Saracens wing Maitland out.

Meanwhile, Jonny Gray has failed to recover from a shoulder injury that he suffered during the game against Ireland while Finn Russell and Adam Hastings are back after recovering from a concussion and serving suspension respectively.

Scotland are positioned fourth in the Six Nations table with two wins from four games.

Scotland squad:

Forwards: Simon Berghan, David Cherry, Alex Craig, Matt Fagerson, Zander Fagerson, Grant Gilchrist, Nick Haining, Rob Harley, Oli Kebble, WP Nel, Jamie Ritchie, Sam Skinner, Grant Stewart, Rory Sutherland, George Turner, Hamish Watson.

Backs: Jamie Dobie, Darcy Graham, Chris Harris, Adam Hastings, Stuart Hogg (captain), Sam Johnson, Huw Jones, Rufus McLean, Duhan van der Merwe, Ali Price, Finn Russell, Scott Steele, Jaco van der Walt.

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