Six Nations

Scotland suffer Welsh blow

2015-02-16 16:48
Vern Cotter (File)

London - Scotland were dealt a blow on Monday when it was confirmed that prop Jon Welsh will likely miss the rest of the Six Nations campaign after fracturing his hand during Sunday's defeat against Wales.

The news was confirmed by the Scottish Rugby Union who announced the 28-year-old, who scored a try during the 26-23 defeat at Murrayfield, needs surgery and is out for the rest of the tournament.

The Glasgow Warriors forward now misses out on upcoming clashes with Italy in Edinburgh on February 28 as well as a Twickenham date with England on March 14 before Scotland close out their campaign against Ireland one week later.

Scotland also have other injury problems with scrum-half Sam Hidalgo-Clyne and prop Gordon Reid picking up head injuries and facing a race against time to be ready for the Italy match.

England and Ireland have both won their opening two matches to top the standings, France and Wales have one win and a defeat while Scotland and Italy are winless from their first two ties.

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