Scotland A head coach, Andy Robinson has added Glasgow Warriors back row forward Calum Forrester to his squad for the 2009 IRB Nations Cup in Bucharest, Romania (Friday 12-Sunday 21 June) after the withdrawal of Scott Newlands.

Edinburgh flanker Newlands has been ruled out with a bicep injury and as a result, Forrester replaces him for the matches against Russia, Uruguay & France A.

A product of GHA and the National Academy, the 22-year-old has previously represented Scotland 7s and made a handful of starts for the Warriors last season; earning him his place on the trip to eastern Europe.

Robinson welcomed the new recruit and believes he will make a contribution during the three matches.

Robinson said: “Scotty Newlands will be very disappointed to be out, but it is important we manage his injury properly. He made a great deal of progress last season with Edinburgh and it is important he returns next year injury-free. I’ve been impressed with what I’ve seen of Calum so far and Sean Lineen has also recommended him. He is a useful young back row player with plenty of potential and this trip will be a useful experience for him as part of his development.”

Scotland A Squad

Joe Ansbro (Northampton Saints), David Blair (Edinburgh), Kelly Brown (Glasgow Warriors), Ben Cairns (Edinburgh), Stuart Corsar (Doncaster Knights), Geoff Cross (Edinburgh), Chris Cusiter (captain, Perpignan), Simon Danielli (Ulster), Nick De Luca (Edinburgh), Rob Dewey (Ulster), James Eddie (Glasgow Warriors), Calum Forrester (Glasgow Warriors), Roddy Grant (Edinburgh), Alex Grove (Worcester Warriors), Craig Hamilton (Edinburgh), Ruaridh Jackson (Glasgow Warriors), Al Kellock (Glasgow Warriors), Andrew Kelly (Edinburgh), Rory Lawson (Gloucester), Scott Lawson (Gloucester), Moray Low (Glasgow Warriors), Alan MacDonald (Edinburgh), Jim Thompson (Edinburgh), Kyle Traynor (Edinburgh), Richie Vernon (Glasgow Warriors) and Simon Webster (Edinburgh).

IRB Nations Cup 2009 (Bucharest, Romania)

Scotland A v Russia (Friday 12th June, 4pm)
Scotland A v Uruguay (Tuesday 16th June, 2pm)
Scotland A v France A (Sunday 21st June, 6pm)



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