Injury News: Scotland star ruled out of Rugby World CUp

Hamish Watson has been ruled out of the rest of the 2019 Rugby World Cup because of a knee injury suffered in Sunday’s defeat by Ireland.

One of the best No7s forced home.

The 27-year-old back-row will be replaced in the squad by Edinburgh club-mate Magnus Bradbury.

Watson fell awkwardly after being cleared from a ruck and left the field on a stretcher just before half-time.

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend said: “We feel for Hamish, who had worked so hard for this opportunity.”

A scan after the game confirmed the damage to the knee was significant enough to mean Watson will play no further part in the tournament.

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