Scotland rugby team recalled Saracens Wing Sean Maitland on their squad for the Autumn Nations Cup Rugby tournament 2020.
New Zealand-born Maitland was dropped for their victorious Six Nations finale at Wales last weekend after he was involved in the breach of coronavirus protocols that led to the cancellation of the Barbarians’ game against England.
Scotland announced Finn Russell and Adam Hastings will miss the Autumn Nations Cup with injuries suffered in the 14-10 victory in Llanelli.
“It’s obviously disappointing to lose two quality players like Finn and Adam, who had both been playing well,” added former Scotland playmaker Townsend.
“However, this provides an opportunity to other players to come into the team and lead our attack.
“The squad adapted well at the weekend to the enforced changes and we have belief in those in our squad that can step up to play at stand-off.”
Scotland Rugby Team starting the Autumn Nations Cup at Italy on saturday and on the next game team to face France and Fiji.