Scotland trio Tommy Seymour, Blair Kinghorn and Stuart Hogg have been ruled out of Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations clash against England at Twickenham.
How are we all bearing up? Therapy sessions booked? Need a group hug?
Scotland centre Huw Jones has been ruled out for the rest of the Guinness Six Nations due to the knee injury sustained against Ireland last weekend.
Scotland coach Gregor Townsend is keeping his fingers crossed for good news as Stuart Hogg prepares to see a specialist about his injured shoulder.
Scotland suffered another loss to their dwindling band of back-row forwards after Ryan Wilson was ruled out of the rest of the Guinness Six Nations.
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.
The race for Scotland’s all-time try-scoring record took another turn on Saturday, but Tommy Seymour and Stuart Hogg’s battle is mainly conducted in banter.
Scotland’s perennial deficiency in rugby is playing numbers. As mentioned in these columns many times, England has a full team and three replacements for every registered rugby player in Scotland.
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.
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.