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Scotland call Edinburgh duo into World Cup squad

Dougie Fife (picture) Ben Toolis Edinburgh PRO12
Image: Dougie Fife (pictured) and Ben Toolis called up by Scotland

Scotland have added Edinburgh duo Dougie Fife and Ben Toolis to their pre-World Cup training squad.

Head coach Vern Cotter called the pair in to replace Glasgow Warriors lock Tim Swinson and Saracens centre Duncan Taylor, whose availability for the tournament is in doubt following injuries.

Swinson has ankle trouble while Taylor has been hit by a shoulder complaint and both men now require surgery.

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Image: Tim Swinson: Glasgow and Scotland forward to miss World Cup through ankle injury

They are expected to be unavailable for up to three months, ruling them out of Scotland's four warm-up games ahead of their opening Pool B match against Japan at Kingsholm, Gloucester, on September 23.

Winger Fife, 24, has scored 16 tries in 64 games for his club. He earned three of his six Scotland caps in this year's Six Nations, scoring the only try in the 15-8 loss to France in Paris, while 23-year-old lock Toolis, who earned his first cap in the same campaign, started 20 of Edinburgh's 22 matches.

Scotland face South Africa, Samoa, Japan and the United States in their World Cup pool. 

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