Squad Update: Scotland add forward to their squad

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has added hooker Neil Cochrane to his squad ahead of their opening Six Nations fixture against Wales.

Cochrane, 34, takes the place of former team-mate and now Glasgow Warriors hooker George Turner, who drops out of the squad after suffering a knee injury in Saturday’s Champions Cup victory over Exeter Chiefs.



Edinburgh-born Cochrane, who earned age grade honours with Scotland U21s, was previously called into Townsend’s squad during last year’s November Test campaign but failed to make an appearance for the national side as they recorded famous victories over Samoa and Australia.

The hooker has played a crucial role in Edinburgh’s recent run of form and only recently crossed the whitewash during his side’s record-breaking European Challenge Cup victory over Krasny Yar at Murrayfield.

Cochrane will link up with Edinburgh team-mates Simon Berghan, Murray McCallum and Stuart McInally in the front-row as the squad begin a three-day training camp.

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