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Scotland welcome back 5 for Ireland test

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Scotland have welcomed back five players from injury to be deemed eligible for selection for this Saturday’s Round Four Six Nations clash with Ireland.

The squad – which increases in size from 36 to 40 for the forthcoming rounds – welcomes 10 players into the group at the expense of six, with five of the seven new faces fit-to-play for the first time in the current campaign.

Toulouse lock Richie Gray (calf) [pictured right], Glasgow Warriors hooker Fraser Brown (head), prop Zander Fagerson (foot), centre Alex Dunbar (thigh) and Edinburgh prop Darryl Marfo (back) have recovered from their respective injuries to be available for selection for the first time.

The new additions are completed by Edinburgh back-row John Hardie and impressive young scrum-half George Horne, whose 10 tries in 14 games for Glasgow Warriors this season has helped him secure his first senior international call-up.

The final three amendments see Sale Sharks and Glasgow Warriors wings Byron McGuigan (hamstring) and Lee Jones (head) return from their respective injuries to re-join the group, while Edinburgh back-row Magnus Bradbury is reselected.

Not considered through injury were Harlequins wing Tim Visser (head) and Glasgow Warriors back-row Rob Harley (wrist).

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