Scotland have called up flyhalf Adam Hastings for Saturday’s Six Nations clash with perennial strugglers Italy in Rome.
The Gloucester pivot was a surprise omission from Gregor Townsend’s initial squad but has now been added to the group ahead of the fourth round of fixtures.
Uncapped Edinburgh lock Glen Young has also been included in the squad for the game at the Stadio Olimpico, along with 22-year-old Glasgow flyhalf Ross Thompson. Exeter lock Jonny Gray is back in the mix after injury forced him to miss the defeat at home by France last month.
Marshall Sykes, Nick Haining, Oli Kebble, Ollie Smith and Rufus McLean have all dropped out through injury.
Scotland, who beat England in their Six Nations opener, are fourth on the table after back-to-back defeats by Wales and France.
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