NORTHAMPTON SAINTS back Rory Hutchinson has been added to the Scotland squad for this summer, while Glasgow Warriors No8 Matt Fagerson drops out of the group due to an arm injury.
Fagerson picked up the injury during his club side’s recent Guinness PRO14 Rainbow Cup victory over Leinster and is expected to be sidelined for up to three months. He will remain under the care of the Glasgow Warriors medical team.
No direct back-five forward replacement for Fagerson will be brought in at this time, however Hutchinson will join the group later this week after completing his medical checkout at Northampton Saints.
Scotland will convene at Oriam High Performance Centre tomorrow [Tuesday 15th June] to prepare for the England A fixture on Sunday 27 June, with a smaller squad then travelling to Romania and Georgia for the two Test matches Saturdays 10th and 17th July respectively.
“First and foremost, we’re obviously disappointed that Matt will miss out on the Summer fixtures as he’s been an instrumental player for both club and country,” said interim head coach Mike Blair. “We wish him the very best in his recovery.
“However, with good cover in the back-row, coupled with Rory’s [Hutchinson] excellent recent form for Northampton Saints, we saw this as a great opportunity to bring him in and he joins what is an already exciting squad.”