Stuart Hogg is one of six players added to the Scotland squad for the Autumn Internationals.
Hogg, capped 62 times, has been out of action since the beginning of September when he underwent ankle surgery after picking up an injury in Glasgow’s Guinness Pro14 match with Munster.
BREAKING | Scotland add six to Autumn Test squad.
Glasgow Warriors quartet Adam Ashe, Scott Cummings, Nick Grigg and Stuart Hogg are joined by inbound English Premiership pair Josh Strauss and Duncan Weir.
— Scottish Rugby (@Scotlandteam) November 5, 2018
Joining the two-time British & Irish Lion in the squad are three of his club colleagues – back-row Adam Ashe, uncapped lock Scott Cummings and centre Nick Grigg – while there are recalls for Josh Strauss and Duncan Weir following their good club form with Sale Sharks and Worcester Warriors, respectively.
Strauss last played for Scotland in the defeat to this weekend’s opponents, Fiji, in Suva in June 2017, while the last of Weir’s 27 Test caps was against Italy in the 2017 Six Nations.
additions follow injuries to Scarlets back-row Blade Thomson, who was stretchered off in the Welsh side’s loss to Edinburgh at BT Murrayfield on Friday; and Harlequins centre James Lang (rib) as they represented their club sides at the weekend, while David Denton (Leicester Tigers) and Matt Scott (Edinburgh) continue their ongoing recovery from head injuries with their respective clubs.
Meanwhile, Edinburgh trio Ross Ford, Henry Pyrgos and Dougie Fife have been released from the national squad.