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Lamont blow for Scots

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news on 11 Nov 2008 at 07:09
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Sean Lamont has been ruled out of Scotland’s remaining autumn tests with a hamstring injury.

The Northampton winger pulled up as he chased Richard Kahui before the New Zealand centre grabbed their third try in a 32-6 win at Murrayfield on Saturday.

Gavin McCafferty writes for PA Sport that Scotland team doctor James Robson said: “A scan has shown a small amount of damage to Sean’s hamstring, enough to rule him out of the remainder of the autumn tests.”

Lamont will miss Saturday’s visit of South Africa and the Pittodrie clash against Canada but there was better news for his younger brother.

Sale winger Rory Lamont returned to training with his international team-mates this afternoon after missing the defeat to the All Blacks with a shoulder problem.

Forward Simon Taylor did some light running under the close watch of physio Stephen Mutch after a calf strain ruled him out on Saturday.

Three other players in Frank Hadden’s squad sat out training today, but winger Thom Evans (back) and locks Nathan Hines (wrist) and Jim Hamilton (ankle) are not considered major doubts for the game against the world champions.

Despite the heavy four-try defeat to an under-strength All Blacks side, Scotland remain hopeful ahead of another game against top-class opposition.

Scotland created several promising opportunities and put New Zealand under pressure for long spells, but were unable to make the breakthrough.

Assistant coach Graham Steadman said: “I have never felt as optimistic on the back of a defeat as I did on Saturday night, because I thought there was a lot for us to be excited about.”


  • Scotland – 15 Chris Paterson, 14 Thom Evans, 13 Ben Cairns, 12 Nick De Luca, 11 Rory Lamont, 10 Phil Godman, 9 Mike Blair (c), 1 Allan Jacobsen, 2 Ross Ford, 3 Euan Murray, 4 Nathan Hines, 5 Jim Hamilton, 6 Jason White, 7 Allister Hogg, 8 John Barclay.

    Subs: 16 Dougie Hall, 17 Alasdair Dickinson, 18 Matt Mustchin, 19 Scott Gray, 20 Rory Lawson, 21 Dan Parks, 22 Hugo Southwell.

  • Comment 1, posted at 11.11.08 14:44:51 by McLovin Reply
    McLovinAssistant coach
  • In the latest edition of Rugby World magazine there’s an article on Nathan Hines. He reckons Vic & Bakkies never shut up on the rugby field and are some of the best when it comes to chirping the opposition. Even though Bakkies’ english is not the best.

  • Comment 2, posted at 11.11.08 14:47:14 by McLovin Reply
    McLovinAssistant coach
  • @McLovin (Comment 1) : I think the forwards are the wrong way round. :oops:

  • Comment 3, posted at 11.11.08 14:49:46 by McLovin Reply
    McLovinAssistant coach
  • @McLovin (Comment 3) : I think I just fixed it for you

  • Comment 4, posted at 11.11.08 15:20:35 by robdylan Reply
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    robdylanHead Coach
  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : Cool. Thanks.

  • Comment 5, posted at 11.11.08 16:06:30 by McLovin Reply

    McLovinAssistant coach

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