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Rugby Union: Ellis recalled by Scotland

SCOTLAND yesterday recalled the Currie hooker Graham Ellis for the squad to face France at Murrayfield on 21 February.

Ellis has recently returned after injury and is back in the international fold after appearing in all four matches of last season's Five Nations campaign.

The other change to the 22 on duty for the 17-16 victory over Ireland last Saturday sees the New Zealand-born wing Shaun Longstaff drafted in for the first time in place of Craig Joiner, who was forced off after 15 minutes at Lansdowne Road with a sprained ankle.

SCOTLAND SQUAD (v France, Five Nations' Championship, Murrayfield, 21 February): Backs: R Shepherd (Melrose), D Lee (London Scottish); S Longstaff (Dundee HSFP), P Stanger (Hawick), K Logan (Wasps); A Tait (Newcastle), G Townsend (Northampton); C Chalmers (Melrose), G Armstrong (Newcastle, capt), A Nicol (Bath). Forwards: G Bulloch (West of Scotland), G Ellis (Currie), G Graham (Newcastle), D Hilton (Bath), M Stewart (Northampton); D Cronin (Wasps), D Weir (Newcastle), S Grimes (Watsonians); R Wainwright (Dundee HSFP), P Walton (Newcastle), S Holmes (London Scottish), A Roxburgh (Kelso).