Six Nations

Scotland duo out of England clash

2016-01-28 18:52
Alex Dunbar (AFP)

London - Scotland's Adam Ashe and Alex Dunbar were released back to club side Glasgow on Thursday after they were both ruled out of next month's Six Nations opener against England.

The pair, who both missed last year's World Cup, had been hoping to make their Scotland returns in the Calcutta Cup clash at Edinburgh's Murrayfield ground on February 6.

Dunbar, a centre, has not played for Scotland since tearing knee ligaments in the build-up to last year's clash with the English.

But having recovered from that injury, he suffered a thigh strain in his club's 22-5 win over French side Racing 92 on Saturday.

Hospital scans confirmed he would be out for at least a couple of weeks.

Back-row forward Ashe suffered a shoulder injury in Glasgow's Champions Cup loss to Northampton a fortnight ago and is also unlikely to be ready to feature until later in the Championship.

"The pair will continue their recovery and ongoing assessment under the care of the Glasgow Warriors medical team," said a Scottish Rugby spokesman.

Read more on:    scotland  |  six nations  |  rugby

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Sport Talk


Who will win the 2017 Six Nations title?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.