Scotland's Taylor out of Calcutta Cup clash

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 12:55
Large duncan taylor scotland 2017 800

NEWS: Scotland's Duncan Taylor has been ruled out of this weekend's Calcutta Cup clash against England, the Scottish Rugby Union announced Tuesday

The 27-year-old centre has not featured for his country since last year's tour of Japan after suffering an ankle injury, but had hoped to force his way back in for Saturday's Six Nations match at Twickenham.

However, a hamstring injury sustained while playing for English and European champions Saracens in their 35-27 win over Newcastle in the Premiership on Sunday has put paid to his chances of featuring for Scotland, who will be bidding for a first win at Twickenham since 1983.

"Scotland and Saracens centre Duncan Taylor will remain in the care of his club's medical team for further assessment after he sustained a hamstring injury against Newcastle Falcons in the English Premiership on Sunday," said a statement issued by the Scottish Rugby Union.

Scotland had previously seen captain Greig Laidlaw, together with back-row forwards Josh Strauss and John Hardie, forced out of this season's Championship.

Yet despite those setbacks, Scotland are on course for one of their best Six Nations campaigns of recent years having already beaten Ireland and Wales to lie third in the standings with two rounds remaining.

Agence France-Presse

South Africa A vs French Barbarians
sast: 20h00 | local: 20h00

  • |
LIVE
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Fri, 23 June 2017
South Africa A v French Barbarians 18h00 Orlando Stadium
Sat, 24 June 2017
Fiji v Scotland 02h30 Suva
Japan v Ireland 04h40 Tokyo
Australia v Italy 05h00 Suncorp Stadium
New Zealand v B&I Lions 07h35 Eden Park
South Africa v France 15h00 Johannesburg
Canada v United States 19h00 Calgary
Argentina v Georgia 19h15 Estadio Ciudad De La Plata
Tue, 27 June 2017
Hurricanes v B&I Lions 07h35 Westpac Stadium
SIX NATIONS
MORE LOGS
Team P W D L Pts
England 5 4 0 1 19
Ireland 5 3 0 2 14
France 5 3 0 2 14
Scotland 5 3 0 2 14
Wales 5 2 0 3 10
Italy 5 0 0 5 0