BT Sport Academy hooker joins Scotland squad

BT Sport Academy hooker Grant Stewart will join the Scotland squad in Vancouver later today (Wednesday) as precautionary injury cover for captain Stuart McInally.

The skipper strained his calf on the eve of the national team’s departure (Monday) and will be rehabilitated by the Scotland medical staff on the tour, with Stewart slotting in alongside McInally and Glasgow Warriors hookers Fraser Brown and George Turner.

Stewart has represented Scotland through the age grades as well as the Club XV side.

He has made seven appearances for Glasgow Warriors this season alongside representing Glasgow Hawks in the BT Premiership.

Scotland begin the series of Summer Tests next week, with games against Canada, USA and Argentina taking place on consecutive Saturdays in June.

The North American Tests against Canada on Saturday 9 June (kick-off 7pm, Sunday 2am UK time) and USA on Saturday 16 June (kick-off 8pm, Sunday 2am UK time) will be shown live on the BBC, with the final Test against Argentina on Saturday 23 June (kick-off 4.40pm, 8.40pm UK time) aired on Channel 4.

2018 SUMMER TOUR

Saturday 9 June: Canada v Scotland
Commonwealth Stadium (kick-off 7pm, Sunday 2am UK time) – live on BBC

Saturday 16 JuneUSA v Scotland
BBVA Compass Stadium (kick-off 8pm, Sunday 2am UK time) – live on BBC

Saturday 23 JuneArgentina v Scotland
Estadio Centenario (kick-off 4.40pm, 8.40pm UK time) – live on Channel 4