Euan Murray, Tyrone Holmes, Adam Ashe added to Scotland squad

Last Updated: 21/06/14 2:10pm

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Euan Murray: Joining up with Scotland squad in South Africa

Euan Murray: Joining up with Scotland squad in South Africa

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Scotland have added three Glasgow forwards to their squad for the one-off Test against South Africa next Saturday.

Prop Euan Murray, who joined the RaboDirect PRO12 side from Worcester earlier this week, and uncapped back-rowers Tyrone Holmes and Adam Ashe will link up with Vern Cotter's squad in Port Elizabeth.

Scotland leave their base in Argentina later on Saturday, although it will take them four separate flights before the eventually land in South Africa on Sunday afternoon.

They beat the Pumas 21-19 in Cordoba on Friday night.

Murray is in line for his 60th Scotland cap if he plays next weekend while the call marks a homecoming for Holmes, 28, who was born in Johannesburg and played for the Stormers in Super Rugby.

Ashe, 20, is a graduate of Scotland age-grade sides and Scotland 7s.

Coach Vern Cotter said: “We’re adding to our back-row resources for next week, while, at the same time, trying to give the Commonwealth Games sevens squad as much quality preparation as possible.

“I’m looking forward to working with Euan, Tyrone and Adam and for the squad to build on what has been achieved so far on our summer tour.”

With Murray joining the squad, Gordon Reid will return home to rest ahead of pre-season with Glasgow after being involved in all three of their Tests so far this summer.

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