Updated: Tuesday, 04 March 2014 04:04 | By Agence France-Presse

Murray back in Scotland set-up after freak injury

Prop Euan Murray has joined up with the Scotland squad ahead of Saturday's match at home to France after missing the opening three Six Nations fixtures with a bizarre injury.

Murray back in Scotland set-up after freak injury

Scotland's prop Euan Murray (L) tackles England's centre Billy Twelvetrees (R) during the 6 Nations international rugby union match between England and Scotland at Twickenham Stadium, southwest of London on February 2, 2013 - by Adrian Dennis

Murray, 33, put himself in danger of missing the entire tournament after cutting his thumb while chopping wood at a barbecue with his Worcester team-mates.

The veteran tighthead was still recovering from a leg problem he suffered in November, during which he won his 58th cap against Australia.

Meanwhile, the Scottish Rugby Union confirmed it would submit a formal bid to host the 2018 World Cup Sevens.

Scotland were joined by the United States, England, South Africa, Wales, Portugal, Singapore, New Zealand, Spain, Netherlands, Fiji and Hong Kong in expressing interest in staging the event ahead of the December 5 deadline for formal bids.

Murrayfield hosted the inaugural World Cup Sevens back  in 1993.

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