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Scotland add two to their squad after three players ruled out

Scotland have called up Harlequins back James Lang to their autumn Test squad as a replacement for injured Glasgow centre Sam Johnson.

Uncapped Johnson suffered a knee injury in Glasgow’s Pro14 defeat at Munster on Saturday, while Edinburgh centre Matt Scott is suffering from concussion.

Scotland have also been hit by injuries to back-row trio David Denton, Magnus Bradbury and Luke Crosbie.

Denton is still suffering with a head knock sustained on 6 October.

Gregor Townsend’s side will face their NatWest 6 Nations rivals in Cardiff on Saturday November 3 and contest the ‘Doddie Weir Cup’, as both teams honour the former Scotland and British & Irish Lions player who has been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, and support his inspiring work to raise funds for MND research.

The Wales game will provide test-level build-up for the Scot’s own 2018 Autumn Tests at BT Murrayfield, with capacity crowds confirmed for the opening Test against Fiji (Saturday 10 November) and South Africa (17 November) with the Argentina crowd close behind.

Revised Scotland squad:

Forwards: Alex Allan (Glasgow Warriors), Simon Berghan (Edinburgh), Fraser Brown (Glasgow Warriors), Allan Dell (Edinburgh), Matt Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors), Ross Ford (Edinburgh), Grant Gilchrist (Edinburgh), Jonny Gray (Glasgow Warriors), Rob Harley (Glasgow Warriors), Murray McCallum (Edinburgh), Stuart McInally (Edinburgh), Willem Nel (Edinburgh), Gordon Reid (London Irish), Jamie Ritchie (Edinburgh), Sam Skinner (Exeter Chiefs), Blade Thomson (Scarlets), Ben Toolis (Edinburgh), George Turner (Glasgow Warriors), Hamish Watson (Edinburgh), Ryan Wilson (Glasgow Warriors)

Backs: Alex Dunbar (Glasgow Warriors), Dougie Fife (Edinburgh), Darcy Graham (Edinburgh, Chris Harris (Newcastle Falcons), Adam Hastings (Glasgow Warriors), George Horne (Glasgow Warriors), Pete Horne (Glasgow Warriors), Huw Jones (Glasgow Warriors), Lee Jones (Glasgow Warriors), Blair Kinghorn (Edinburgh), Greig Laidlaw (Clermont Auvergne), James Lang (Harlequins), Sean Maitland (Saracens), Byron McGuigan (Sale Sharks), Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors), Henry Pyrgos (Edinburgh), Finn Russell (Racing 92), Matt Scott (Edinburgh), Tommy Seymour (Glasgow Warriors)

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