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Scotland recalls duo for big clash

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Wednesday, March 06, 2013

EDINBURGH - Scotland interim head coach Scott Johnson yesterday recalled Euan Murray and Alasdair Strokosch to his squad for Saturday's Six Nations showdown with Wales.

Tight-head prop Murray and back-rower Strokosch are back for the Murrayfield fixture after missing last month's 12-8 win over Ireland.

Murray, a devout Christian, was unavailable on religious grounds as he declines to play on Sundays, while Strokosch has been sidelined since the facial injury he suffered in the defeat against England at Twickenham on the opening weekend of the tournament.

Of those who were in the match-day 23 against Ireland, only David Denton is absent.

The Edinburgh back-rower picked up a knee injury while on duty for his club in their Celtic League loss against the Scarlets at the weekend.

Ryan Wilson, the uncapped Glasgow Warriors No.8, who led Scotland A to their win against England Saxons last month, is enlisted.

Johnson is due to announce his starting line-up for the Wales clash on Tuesday.