Scotland bring in scrum-half cover

Date published: November 12 2014

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Edinburgh scrum-half Sam Hidalgo-Clyne has joined the Scotland squad as precautionary injury cover for Henry Pyrgos.

Edinburgh scrum-half Sam Hidalgo-Clyne has joined the Scotland squad as precautionary injury cover for Henry Pyrgos, who was injured in Scotland’s 41-31 win over Argentina.

According to the Scottish Rugby Union’s official website Pyrgos, who came on as a replacement against los Pumas, suffered a concussive episode after entering the game as replacement and will now be subject to a graduated return-to-play protocol.

Scotland team doctor James Robson said: “The IRB head injury assessment (HIA) trial proved its worth yesterday.

“It allowed us time to assess Henry fully and ensure he received the appropriate care.”

Other Scotland players received treatment for injuries that Robson described as “significant bumps and bruises” but, at this time, are not considered a lasting concern.

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