Scotland forwards Jonny Gray and David Denton have been ruled out of this Saturday’s RBS 6 Nations match against Ireland in Dublin .
David Denton has returned to his club, Bath Rugby, where he will continue his rehabilitation from the groin injury sustained on the eve of the Italy match in Rome. While Denton’s injury has given a chance to both Ryan Wilson and Josh Strauss to deputise, and arguably with more success than Denton did in his two games, the loss of Gray is a major blow.
A scan yesterday confirmed that Gray had sustained a partial pectoral tear in Sunday’s win over France, and he has subsequently been ruled out of this weekend’s game. The most obvious choice is Tim Swinson who has been resigned to the bench for most of the tournament so far. One of Edinburgh’s twins Ben and Alex Toolis is the most likely choice to slot in on the bench with Grant Gilchrist still out injured.
Scott Cummings anyone?