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Exeter Chiefs forward Skinner ruled out of Scotland's World Cup campaign

Sam Skinner won’t be travelling to Japan after sustaining a hamstring injury in Saturday’s win against France.

Exeter Chiefs and Scotland forward Sam Skinner.
Exeter Chiefs and Scotland forward Sam Skinner.

SAM SKINNER WILL miss the Rugby World Cup due to a hamstring injury, with Scotland calling up Tim Swinson to train with the squad instead.

Skinner sustained the issue in Saturday’s 17-14 win over France at Murrayfield as Scotland continued their preparations before heading to Japan.

Scans later the same day revealed an injury and projected recovery time meaning the Exeter Chiefs player would be unable “to play a meaningful part” at the World Cup, Scotland revealed today.

Glasgow Warriors forward Swinson, who has 38 caps for his country, will provide training cover in Skinner’s absence.

Tommy Seymour and Blade Thomson were also forced off in Scotland’s victory at the weekend.

Scotland will begin their World Cup campaign against Ireland in Yokohama on 22 September.

Murray joins Bernard and Gavan with all the latest from training camp in Portugal, including a concerning update on Joey Carbery’s fitness. Plus, BBC Scotland’s Tom English explains why the Scots have a negative perception of Joe Schmidt’s Ireland team.


Source: The42 Rugby Weekly/SoundCloud

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