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Six Nations: Scotland recall Euan Murray for Saturday's home game against France

Last Updated: 03/03/14 6:27pm

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Euan Murray: Recalled for Saturday's clash with Les Bleus at Murrayfield

Euan Murray: Recalled for Saturday's clash with Les Bleus at Murrayfield

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Scotland have recalled prop Euan Murray ahead of Saturday's Six Nations fixture with France at Murrayfield.

The 33-year-old missed Scotland's opening three matches after cutting his thumb while chopping wood at a barbecue with his Worcester teammates.

Murray was still battling back from a leg problem picked up in November, during which he won his 58th cap against Australia.

Edinburgh half-backs Sean Kennedy and Harry Leonard also trained with the squad on Monday.

Kennedy returned to the Edinburgh side just before the hour mark of their Pro12 victory over Ospreys on Friday night.

The scrum-half had spent the previous month on loan at London Irish, who called him in as emergency cover, with Edinburgh using the deal to help the 22-year-old complete his return to full fitness and match sharpness following a knee injury.

Fly-half Leonard, 21, has made 36 appearances for Edinburgh and has represented Scotland at U20 level.

Meanwhile, the Scottish Rugby Union has confirmed it will submit a formal bid to host the World Cup Sevens in 2018.

Scotland are joined by USA, England, South Africa, Wales, Portugal, Singapore, New Zealand, Spain, Netherlands, Fiji and Hong Kong in expressing interest in staging the event ahead of the December deadline for formal bids.

Murrayfield hosted the inaugural event in 1993.

Forwards: Johnnie Beattie (Montpellier), Kelly Brown (Saracens), Geoff Cross, David Denton, Alasdair Dickinson, Ross Ford (all Edinburgh), Chris Fusaro (Glasgow Warriors), Grant Gilchrist (Edinburgh), Ryan Grant, Jonny Gray (both Glasgow), Richie Gray (Castres), Jim Hamilton (Montpellier), Scott Lawson (Newcastle Falcons), Moray Low, Pat MacArthur (both Glasgow), Euan Murray (Worcester Warriors), Alasdair Strokosch (Perpignan), Tim Swinson, Ryan Wilson (both Glasgow).

Backs: Chris Cusiter (Glasgow), Jack Cuthbert, Nick De Luca (both Edinburgh), Alex Dunbar (Glasgow), Max Evans (Castres), Dougie Fife (Edinburgh), Stuart Hogg, Ruaridh Jackson (both Glasgow), Greig Laidlaw (Edinburgh), Sean Lamont (Glasgow), Matt Scott (Edinburgh), Tommy Seymour (Glasgow), Duncan Taylor (Saracens), Duncan Weir (Glasgow).

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