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RugbyU: Murray, Strokosch handed Scotland call-ups

Scotland interim head coach Scott Johnson on Monday recalled Euan Murray and Alasdair Strokosch to his squad for Saturday's Six Nations showdown with Wales. Tight-head prop Murray and back-row forward Strokosch are back for the Murrayfield fixture after missing last month's 12-8 win over Ireland. Murray, a devout Christian, was unavailable on religious grounds as he declines to play on Sunday's, while Strokosch has been sidelined since the facial injury he suffered in the defeat against England at Twickenham on the opening weekend of the tournament.

RugbyU: Injuries force Scotland rejig for Italy

Scotland interim head coach Scott Johnson announced two injury-enforced changes to his starting side on Tuesday when he named his team to play Italy in the Six Nations at Murrayfield on Saturday. Back-row forward Alasdair Strokosch, who will see specialists in Edinburgh on Wednesday to determine the extent of an eye socket injury, was ruled out. Meanwhile hooker Dougie Hall was bracketed on the bench with Pat MacArthur because of a knee problem, with a decision due later this week.
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