Injuries add to Scotland's woes

Sun, 09 Jun 2013 10:07
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Injuries could rule Scotland skipper Kelly Brown and fellow forwards Pat MacArthur and Euan Murray out of the three-week South Africa tour.

Flank Brown, hooker MacArthur and tighthead prop Murray retired hurt during a 17-27 loss to Samoa at Kings Park Saturday in the first round of a four-nation Test tournament. 

Scottish officials said a decision on the trio will be made on Sunday ahead of a Test against South Africa on June 15 in Nelspruit and a classification game one week later in Pretoria.

Brown turned 31 on Saturday and the frustration of his ankle injury was added to when Scotland suffered a first loss to Samoa in the 22-year history of Tests between the countries.