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Darcy Graham: Scotland wing to miss Ireland match as Duncan Weir called up

Darcy Graham, who has five tries in 10 games for Scotland, could miss their first few Six Nations matches

Winger Darcy Graham will miss Scotland’s Six Nations opener against Ireland next Saturday due to a knee injury.

The Edinburgh back could also miss the match with England, Scottish Rugby having said that ligament damage will keep him out of the “opening rounds”.

Meanwhile, Worcester Warriors fly-half Duncan Weir has been added to the squad in place of Finn Russell.

Russell was disciplined for a “breach of team protocol”.

The incident related to alcohol consumption and a missed training session, so the 27-year-old Racing 92 fly-half was told he would not be considered for the trip to Dublin.

Weir, who earned the most recent of his 27 caps in the 2017 Six Nations, will not link up with the Scotland squad until after Saturday’s home Premiership derby game with Wasps.

Weir’s Scotland call-up means that he will not be able to attend Saturday’s Supporters Club Burns Night at Sixways. But he will travel back north of the border to Edinburgh where the Scotland squad will assemble on Sunday, along with his Warriors team-mate, Cornell du Preez.

Number eight Du Preez, who won the last of his six caps two years ago, was recalled last week by Scotland, his first selection since last season’s nasty fractured larynx injury, and was involved in their first Six Nations training camp earlier this week.

Weir, who passed 100 points for the season against Castres last week, has scored 362 points for Warriors in 35 appearances since arriving at Sixways from Edinburgh two years ago.

He is the only addition to the 34-man group, with Edinburgh prop Jamie Bhatti, Glasgow Warriors back-row Tom Gordon and Sale Sharks wing Byron McGuigan joining Russell as players from the wider squad not to travel.

Article courtesy of BBC Sport
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