Rugby World Cup 2019: Scotland lock Sam Skinner ruled out with hamstring injury

Scotland's Sam Skinner has been ruled out of next month's Rugby World Cup.

The lock forward injured his hamstring in last weekend's win over France, helped off the pitch after 65 minutes of Scotland's 17-14 win at Murrayfield.

The Exeter Chiefs second row later had scans that confirmed he would not have enough time to recover for 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.

Glasgow Warriors second row Tim Swinson, who has 38 Scotland caps, has been called up as cover - their 21 man squad to be announced next week. 

Scotland's Pool A campaign begins on September 22, when they take on Ireland at Yokohama.


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