ADAM MCBURNEY, who is due to join Edinburgh from Ulster next month, has replaced the injured Dave Cherry in Scotland’s squad for this summer’s three match schedule against England A, Georgia and Romania.
The 24-year-old hooker was born in Ballymena and has previously represented Ireland at Under-18s and Under-20s level, but qualifies for Scotland through a grandmother from Cadder in Lanarkshire.
Cherry picked up a hand injury playing for Edinburgh in Sunday’s Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup draw against the Scarlets.
McBurney will compete against capped Glasgow Warriors duo George Turner and Grant Stewart, plus Sale Sharks youngster Ewan Ashman, for the Scottish No2 jersey this summer. Fraser Brown and Stuart McInally, the two most experienced hookers in Scottish rugby at the moment, are being rested.