HEAD coach Gregor Townsend has named a revised Scotland squad ahead of the Six Nations clash with Ireland as 10 new players join the group. 

Lock Richie Gray, hooker Fraser Brown, centre Alex Dunbar and props Zander Fagerson and Darryl Marfo have all recovered from their respective injury problems in time for the trip to Dublin. 

The squad increases in size from 36 to 40 players for the final two rounds, which will see the Scots face the Irish before a final day visit to Italy. 

Glasgow Warriors scrum-half George Horne has earned a call-up after an eye-catching domestic campaign so far, while Edinbugh flanker John Hardie has also been added to the ranks.

Wings Byron McGuigan and Lee Jones have re-joined the group following knocks along with returning Edinburgh back-row Magnus Bradbury. 

Harlequins' Tim Visser and Rob Harley of Glasgow were not considered due to injury. 

Scotland are in buoyant mood after beating England in the Calcutta Cup at Murrayfield last time out to record their first win over the Auld Enemy in 10 years. 

Townsend's side are currently in third place in the standings, one point behind England and five adrift of leaders Ireland ahead of the clash at the Aviva Stadium. 


John Barclay (Scarlets) CAPTAIN
Simon Berghan (Edinburgh Rugby)
Jamie Bhatti (Glasgow Warriors)
Magnus Bradbury (Edinburgh Rugby)
Fraser Brown (Glasgow Warriors)
David Denton (Worcester Warriors)
Cornell du Preez (Edinburgh Rugby)
Zander Fagerson (Glasgow Warriors)
Grant Gilchrist (Edinburgh Rugby)
Jonny Gray (Glasgow Warriors)
Richie Gray (Toulouse)
Luke Hamilton (Leicester Tigers)
John Hardie (Edinburgh Rugby)
Scott Lawson (Newcastle Falcons)
Darryl Marfo (Edinburgh Rugby)
Stuart McInally (Edinburgh Rugby)
Willem Nel (Edinburgh Rugby)
Gordon Reid (London Irish)
Tim Swinson (Glasgow Warriors)
Ben Toolis (Edinburgh Rugby)
Hamish Watson (Edinburgh Rugby)
Ryan Wilson (Glasgow Warriors)

BACKS (18)

Mark Bennett (Edinburgh Rugby)
Alex Dunbar (Glasgow Warriors)
Nick Grigg (Glasgow Warriors)
Chris Harris (Newcastle Falcons)
Stuart Hogg (Glasgow Warriors)
George Horne (Glasgow Warriors)
Pete Horne (Glasgow Warriors)
Ruaridh Jackson (Glasgow Warriors)
Huw Jones (Glasgow Warriors)
Lee Jones (Glasgow Warriors)
Blair Kinghorn (Edinburgh Rugby)
Greig Laidlaw (Clermont Auvergne)
Sean Maitland (Saracens)
Byron McGuigan (Sale Sharks)
Ali Price (Glasgow Warriors)
Henry Pyrgos (Glasgow Warriors)
Finn Russell (Glasgow Warriors)
Tommy Seymour (Glasgow Warriors)