Former British and Irish Lion Richie Gray’s absence from Scotland’s World Cup training squad is his own decision, says assistant coach Danny Wilson.
Toulouse lock Gray was a shock omission from Gregor Townsend’s 44-man training squad in May and was overlooked on Tuesday when Sam Skinner was ruled out.
The 29-year-old became a father to son Ostin at the end of May.
“Due to family reasons and returning from injury, he decided he couldn’t commit to the World Cup,” Wilson added.
“As I understand it, Gregor has been in conversation with him for a long time. Timing does come into these things at times and that’s the situation. It’s a personal choice which we understand from Richie.
“He’s not been in the squad since I began my time with Scotland. Hopefully that will happen in the future, but we’ll see.”