Wales have recalled wing George North in place of Alex Cuthbert for the Six Nations match against France.
Martin Castrogiovanni is one of three injury concerns for the Italians ahead of Saturday's Six Nations game against Scotland.
Scotland coach Vern Cotter added five internationalists to their Six Nations squad, five days out from the round three Test against Italy on Saturday.
The Scottish Rugby Union confirmed their intention to appeal the two-week suspension of flyhalf Finn Russell by a Six Nations disciplinary committee.
Scotland flyhalf Finn Russell will miss Scotland's Six Nations game against Italy next week, after being slapped with a two-week suspension.
Tim Swinson has been added to the Scotland squad for the Six Nations in place of Richie Gray, who has been ruled out of the remainder of the championship.
Scotland's Six Nations campaign was hit by a fresh blow on Tuesday with the news that lock Richie Gray will miss the rest of the tournament.
Scotland paid a dear price for their bravery at the weekend, a 23-26 loss to Wales at Murrayfield - with three players set to miss their next match.
Vern Cotter believes his improving Scotland side deserved more from their 26-23 defeat to Wales at Murrayfield.
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