Scotland RWC Update: Gilchrist out of Rugby World Cup

22/09/15. Rugby World Cup 2015. Scotland Rugby squad Captains Run, Kingsholm Stadium, Gloucester. Grant Gilchrist.  Picture Ian Rutherford
22/09/15. Rugby World Cup 2015. Scotland Rugby squad Captains Run, Kingsholm Stadium, Gloucester. Grant Gilchrist. Picture Ian Rutherford

Scotland second-row Grant Gilchrist has been ruled out of the national team’s Rugby World Cup 2015 campaign with a groin injury.

Gilchrist sustained the soft tissue damage in the 19th minute of the national team’s 39-16 win over USA yesterday, with the recovery period expected to extend beyond the competition. His replacement will be announced in due course.

Finn Russell has sustained an inversion injury to his ankle, which will require further care and assessment.

A number of other players will require the ongoing care of the national medical team however these are not considered an immediate concern.