David Denton and Jonny Gray to sit out Aviva visit

Scotland duo will not be fit to play against Ireland in Saturday’s final Six Nations game

Scotland forwards David Denton and Jonny Gray have been ruled out of this Saturday's Six Nations match against Ireland in Dublin through injury.

A scan at Spire Murrayfield Hospital on Monday confirmed the clinical suspicion that Gray had sustained a partial pectoral tear in Sunday’s win over France, and has subsequently been ruled out of this weekend’s game.

The Scotland management also confirmed that back-row David Denton has returned to his club, Bath Rugby, where he will continue his rehabilitation from the groin injury sustained on the eve of the Italy match in Rome.

Scotland squad:


Forwards (18): John Barclay (Scarlets), Fraser Brown (Glasgow Warriors), Alasdair Dickinson (Edinburgh Rugby), Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors), Ross Ford (Edinburgh Rugby), Richie Gray (Castres), John Hardie (Edinburgh Rugby), Rob Harley (Glasgow Warriors), Moray Low (Exeter Chiefs), Stuart McInally, Willem Nel (Edinburgh Rugby), Gordon Reid, Josh Strauss (Glasgow Warriors), Rory Sutherland (Edinburgh Rugby), Tim Swinson (Glasgow Warriors), Ben Toolis, Hamish Watson (Edinburgh Rugby), Ryan Wilson (Glasgow Warriors).

Backs (15): Mark Bennett, Alex Dunbar, Grayson Hart (Glasgow Warriors), Sam Hidalgo-Clyne (Edinburgh Rugby), Stuart Hogg (Glasgow Warriors), Ruaridh Jackson (Wasps), Peter Horne (Glasgow Warriors), Greig Laidlaw Captain (Gloucester Rugby), Sean Lamont (Glasgow Warriors), Duncan Taylor (Saracens), Henry Pyrgos, Finn Russell, Tommy Seymour (Glasgow Warriors), Tim Visser (Harlequins), Duncan Weir (Glasgow Warriors).