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Injury Forces Two Changes

Two players have been added to the Scotland squad for training this week ahead of the forthcoming internationals against the Barbarians and Romania.

Paul Dearlove (Glasgow Rugby) and Ben MacDougall (Edinburgh Rugby) are enlisted for the three day gathering beginning tomorrow at Murrayfield Stadium. They replace the injured duo Jason White (Sale Sharks) and Ben Hinshelwood (Worcester Warriors) respectively.

White broke his right thumb in his club's defeat by London Wasps in the Zurich Premiership play-off semi-final at the weekend. He has had surgery and is expected to be sidelined for between four-six weeks. Hinshelwood currently has a back problem.

Scotland head coach Frank Hadden said: "It's unfortunate to lose players through injury but at the end of an arduous season there's always the chance that will happen. I'm sure, however, that both Paul Dearlove and Ben MacDougall will be looking forward to tomorrow with as much enthusiasm as all the other players and management."

Dearlove, 26, a 6ft 4ins, 16st 8lbs back-row forward, was born in Paris and qualifies to play for Scotland through a maternal grandmother from Glasgow. He
made a try scoring debut against New South Wales Country after being called in as a late replacement for injury cover on Scotland's summer tour to Australia last year.

Centre MacDougall, 27, joined Edinburgh Rugby from Melbourne Storm last year and qualifies for Scotland through a paternal grandfather from Glasgow.