THREE Edinburgh Rugby players have been added to Gregor Townsend's Scotland squad after hooker Ross Ford was ruled out of the autumn Tests through injury.

Prop Rory Sutherland, hooker Neil Cochrane and back-row Magnus Bradbury have earned call-ups ahead of the first Test against Samoa on Saturday.

Cochrane is uncapped for the national team and comes in as a direct replacement for veteran Ford, who has been sidelined with a pectoral problem.

The 33-year-old picked up the injury during training last week and he requires corrective surgery that will see him out of action for around four months. 

Sutherland has previously been capped on three occasions, debuting against Ireland in last year's Six Nations before earning two more appearances during the 2016 summer tour of Japan.

Bradbury has hit the headlines recently after being stripped of the Edinburgh captaincy following an incident that saw him sustain a head injury on a night out. 

The 22-year-old returned to the fold as a substitute during Edinburgh's 37-10 win over Ospreys on Saturday and will now be looking to add to his two international caps. 

Scotland take on Samoa on Saturday at Murrayfield before welcoming New Zealand and Australia to Edinburgh in consecutive weekends on 18 and 25 November.