Thursday 30 March 2017

Gray summoned by Scotland

Scott Gray
Scott Gray
Scott Gray
Scott Gray
Scott Gray
Scott Gray

Northampton Saints flanker Scott Gray was called into the Scotland training squad as they began their preparations for the RBS 6 Nations.

The 31-year-old, who won the last of his eight caps against England last year, came in after fellow flankers Ross Rennie and Al Strokosch were forced to sit out the session.

Rennie will require further assessment to the knee injury he sustained in Edinburgh's Heineken Cup victory over Stade Francais at the weekend.

Scotland team doctor James Robson reported that Strokosch was stepping up his rehabilitation following an ankle injury he sustained on club duty with Gloucester.

Mike Blair is also making encouraging progress after an ankle injury, while fellow Edinburgh scrum-half Greig Laidlaw was invited to the training camp in St Andrews but a shoulder knock prevented him taking part.

Edinburgh back Jim Thompson (swollen knee) and 20-year-old Glasgow lock Richie Gray (facial blow) were also forced to watch from the sidelines.

Andy Robinson's first Six Nations campaign as Scotland manager gets under way against France at Murrayfield a week on Sunday.

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