Scotland lock Sam Skinner ruled out of World Cup with hamstring injury
Glasgow Warriors secondrow Tim Swinson called up as cover
Scotland lock Sam Skinner, seen here in action against France scrumhalf Antoine Dupont at Murrayfield, has been ruled out of the Rugby World Cup. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images
Skinner was helped off the pitch after 65 minutes into Scotland’s 17-14 win at Murrayfield on Saturday. The Exeter Chiefs secondrow later had scans that confirmed he would not have enough time to recover ahead of the tournament in Japan.
“Skinner had the muscle scanned at Spire Murrayfield Hospital on the evening of the match, with the time taken to recover deemed insufficient to play a meaningful part in Scotland’s Rugby World Cup 2019 campaign,” Scottish Rugby said in a statement.