Alex Dunbar and Stuart McInally have been drafted into the Scotland Rugby Team for the tour of Australia and the South Pacific that the team will undertake.
The pair was initially left out of the squad, having been named in the preliminary squad but an unfortunate injury to John Barclay as well as the absence of Max Evans has opened the door to the squad for them. Barclay suffered a freak accident in practice where he injured his arm but he is expected to take part in the test against Australia that takes place on the 5th of June.
Max Evans also has to conform to his obligations for Castres in the Top 14 and is expected to join up with the side at the end of the weekend. According to Andy Robinson, the coach of the Scotland Rugby Team, McInally has been called up into the squad as a precautionary measure to cover for Barclay if he cannot return to action by the time of the Australia test. He went on to add that Barclay should be available for selection for the test but it was necessary for the team to ensure there was a back up option in case he couldn’t.
He also added that as long as the case with the International Rugby Board, Castres and the French Federation regarding the release of Max Evans is hanging in the balance, Alex Dunbar will be considered as a starting option for the test against Australia.
McInally, the back rower for Edinburgh and Dunbar, the center for Glasgow will have huge boots to fill in the Scotland Rugby Team if they do have to step in but Robinson is confident that they are more than capable enough to pull through with ease and will be good options for the team in the future.