Scotland coach Gregor Townsend is keeping his fingers crossed for good news as Stuart Hogg prepares to see a specialist about his injured shoulder.
Here’s Scotland’s second half performance against Ireland in their 22-13 Guinness 6 Nations defeat laid out in the simplest terms.
The 12 stitches in a gash just above his eyebrow made it look like Jamie Ritchie had been pummelled by Anthony Joshua, but the 22-year-old remains more concerned with the mistakes than the scars of battle in international rugby.
Ireland will be itching to hit back to winning ways when taking on Scotland at Murrayfield in Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations clash.
Hat-trick hero Blair Kinghorn made Gregor Townsend and his assistants go for an extra day before making their final decision on selection, but they’ve stuck with the advance plan and the Edinburgh youngster drops to the bench for Saturday’s meeting with Ireland at Murrayfield.
Gregor Townsend admits he was racked with second thoughts as he weighed up whether to drop hat-trick hero Blair Kinghorn for Saturday’s crucial Guinness Six Nations crunch with Ireland.
Stuart Hogg edged closer to Scotland’s all-time try-scoring record but got referee Luke Pearce to admit he’d unfairly denied the Lions full-back a record breaker.
There’s always an “aye, but” with Scotland.
Blair Kinghorn admits scoring Scotland’s first ever Six Nations hat-trick may not be enough to keep his place for next week’s showdown with Ireland.
Blair Kinghorn scored Scotland’s first ever Guinness Six Nations hat-trick as they kicked-off this year’s tournament with a 33-20 win over Italy.