Scotland monitor five players

Date published: March 17 2015

Scotland are sweating over the fitness of five players ahead of their final game of the Six Nations Championship, against Ireland at Murrayfield on Saturday.

The news comes after their defeat to England, as Matt Scott, Jim Hamilton, Tommy Seymour, Blair Cowan and Alasdair Dickinson are monitored.

"Centre Matt Scott sustained a bang to his thigh, with the resulting 'dead leg' forcing him to be replaced by Greig Tonks after the interval," read a statement.

"Jim Hamilton suffered a back spasm following a collision in the game and was replaced by Tim Swinson as a result.

"Tommy Seymour strained his elbow after competing for the ball in the air and Blair Cowan sustained a calf contusion in a separate incident, though both were able to finish the game.

"Finally, Alasdair Dickinson, has a leg injury that will require further attention in the early part of the week.

"These named players will work with the medical team to ensure a speedy return to training."