Six Nations Scotland v France call for Glasgow Warriors lock Kiran McDonald

Scotland hopeful Kiran McDonald (pic: Glasgow Warriors)Scotland hopeful Kiran McDonald (pic: Glasgow Warriors)
Scotland hopeful Kiran McDonald (pic: Glasgow Warriors)
Bearsden rugby player Kiran McDonald has been called up to the Scotland squad for this weekend’s Six Nations clash with France at Murrayfield.

The 27-year-old uncapped Glasgow Warriors lock forward is one of six players drafted in by head coach Gregor Townsend after a number of his squad were ruled out by injury.

McDonald, a former Killermont Primary and Boclair Academy pupil, was first called up by Scotland for last summer’s tour to Romania and Georgia.

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However, he was denied the chance to represent his country for the first game when the matches were cancelled because of Covid.

Townsend said: “While it is disappointing to lose players to injury ahead of the France match, this is a great opportunity for the new players to impress and force their way into our match-day squad.

“The attritional nature of the Guinness Six Nations means there are often changes made to the squad.”