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Scotland call up Cochrane as cover for injured Turner

Edinburgh hooker could win first cap aged 34.

Uncapped hooker Neil Cochrane has been called into Scotland’s NatWest 6 Nations squad following an injury to George Turner.

Turner suffered a potentially serious knee injury in Glasgow’s Champions Cup win over Exeter at the weekend, putting his Six Nations chances in doubt.

Head coach Gregor Townsend, who is already facing something of an injury crisis in the front row with experienced duo Fraser Brown and Ross Ford missing, has called 34-year-old Edinburgh man Cochrane into his training squad as they prepare for their tournament opener against Wales on February 3.

The players are set to meet for a three-day camp at Oriam this week, where they will also be without second-rower Richie Gray due to a calf complaint.

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