Denton, Gray won’t face Ireland

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, where he will continue his rehabilitation from the groin injury sustained on the eve of the Italy match in Rome.

Scotland squad

Forwards: John Barclay, Fraser Brown, Alasdair Dickinson, Zander Fagerson, Ross Ford, Richie Gray, John Hardie, Rob Harley, Moray Low, Stuart McInally, Willem Nel, Gordon Reid, Josh Strauss, Rory Sutherland, Tim Swinson, Ben Toolis, Hamish Watson, Ryan Wilson

Backs: Mark Bennett, Alex Dunbar, Grayson Hart, Sam Hidalgo-Clyne, Stuart Hogg, Ruaridh Jackson, Peter Horne, Greig Laidlaw (c), Sean Lamont, Duncan Taylor, Henry Pyrgos, Finn Russell, Tommy Seymour, Tim Visser, Duncan Weir