Grant added to Scotland squad


Published: Sunday 1st February 2015 by The News Editor

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Glasgow prop Ryan Grant has been recalled to Scotland’s RBS 6 Nations squad after being acquitted of an assault charge.

The former British and Irish Lion was left out of Vern Cotter’s original 32-man squad while the case against him went to court.

But after the charges were found “not proven” at Glasgow Sheriff Court, the Scottish Rugby Union has cleared the 29-year-old to return.

In a brief statement, Scotland chiefs confirmed: “Glasgow Warriors loose-head prop Ryan Grant has been added to the Scotland squad for the forthcoming RBS 6 Nations.”

Warriors team-mate and fellow Dark Blues international Ryan Wilson faces a disciplinary hearing next week after he was convicted of a double assault.

The flanker was suspended by the Scottish Rugby Union last week after being convicted of assaulting two men, including fellow rugby player Ally Maclay, during a Halloween night out in October 2013.

Kirkcaldy-born Grant – who has been capped 19 times for his country since his 2012 debut – will rejoin the Scotland squad at BT Murrayfield on Monday as preparations for Saturday’s championship opener against France in Paris are stepped up.

Published: Sunday 1st February 2015 by The News Editor

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