Cotter calls up 6 Nations reinforcements for Italy

Scotland head coach Vern Cotter has added five capped international players to his Six Nations squad preparing for this weekend’s Six Nations match against Italy at Murrayfield.

Scrum-half Chris Cusiter and prop Moray Low have been called up from English Premiership clubs Sale Sharks and Exeter Chiefs, along with Glasgow Warriors duo Adam Ashe (number 8) and Alex Allan (prop), and Edinburgh Rugby number 8 David Denton.

Cusiter (knee) and Ashe (neck) were absent from Cotter’s initial squad selection due to injury, but have recovered to earn the recall, while Denton has recovered from the calf tear sustained in the national team’s pre-Championship camp in Glasgow last month.

Low and Allan are direct replacements for Glasgow Warriors pair Jon Welsh (hand) and Gordon Reid (knee), who were injured in the previous match against Wales on Sunday 15 February.

The quintet began training with the squad this morning.

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