21 Jan 2012

Scotland calls in Six Nations reinforcements

6:36 am on 21 January 2012

Scotland have called up Glasgow lock Tom Ryder and Edinburgh first five Phil Godman to their squad for the opening two matches of the Six Nations rugby tournament against England and Wales next month.

Ryder, who is uncapped for Scotland's senior team but has impressed for the A side, replaces Sale's Fraser McKenzie who has been ruled out after injuring his arm in an Amlin Challenge Cup match against Brive.

Towering lock Ryder, who will play for Glasgow in their crucial Heineken Cup match against Bath on Friday, played for England at youth and under-21 level but qualifies for Scotland by virtue of his Glaswegian father.

The 29-year-old Godman, who scored a last-gasp drop goal to earn his side a dramatic Heineken Cup victory in Paris against Racing Metro 92 last weekend, has been drafted in to cover for Glasgow's injured Ruaridh Jackson.