GODMAN IN SQUAD TO FACE ROMANIA
Head coach Frank Hadden today announced a squad of 24 for Scotland's Test against Romania in the Dinamo Stadium, Bucharest on Sunday 5 June.
Drafted in to augment those on duty at Pittodrie on Tuesday when Scotland defeated the Barbarians 38-7, are Phil Godman, the 23-year-old uncapped Edinburgh Rugby stand-off; Sam Pinder, the uncapped scrum-half who has played 42 games for Glasgow Rugby; and Borders full-back/wing Stuart Moffat.
Gordon Ross (Leeds Tykes) is omitted after suffering a hand injury which will have him sidelined for up to three weeks.
Scrum-half Mike Blair had a scan following the injury he sustained to his right knee on Tuesday. He said today: "There's bit of bruising and some fluid on my knee but I have been assured there is nothing untoward of a major nature."
Hadden is hopeful that Blair will be fit to fly with the squad to Bucharest. On the call-up for Godman he said: "We are delighted to give Phil the opportunity. He is a very talented young man and has taken his chances well to play for Edinburgh Rugby this season. He is coming up fast in the rankings."
Backs - Graeme Beveridge (Glasgow Rugby), Mike Blair (Edinburgh Rugby)*, Marcus Di Rollo (Edinburgh Rugby), Phil Godman (Edinburgh Rugby)*, Andrew Henderson (Glasgow Rugby), Rory Lamont (Glasgow Rugby), Sean Lamont (Glasgow Rugby), Stuart Moffat (The Borders), Dan Parks (Glasgow Rugby), Chris Paterson (Edinburgh Rugby), Sam Pinder (Glasgow Rugby), Hugo Southwell (Edinburgh Rugby)
Forwards - Kelly Brown (The Borders)*, Bruce Douglas (The Borders), Stuart Grimes (Newcastle Falcons), Dougie Hall (Edinburgh Rugby), Craig Hamilton (Newcastle Falcons), Allister Hogg (Edinburgh Rugby)*, Allan Jacobsen (Edinburgh Rugby), Scott Lawson (Glasgow Rugby)*, Euan Murray (Glasgow Rugby)*, Scott Murray (Edinburgh Rugby), Jon Petrie (Glasgow Rugby) CAPTAIN, Andrew Wilson (Glasgow Rugby)*