Scotland waiting on Grant x-ray

Date published: August 16 2015

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Scotland head coach Vern Cotter revealed that he is waiting to find out the extent of prop Ryan Grant's ankle injury.

Grant was forced off at the start of the second half as Scotland suffered a 28-22 defeat in their opening Rugby World Cup warm-up match.

Cotter wouldn't make an early call on Grant until the results were through, but the 29-year-old would be a significant loss for Scotland in the front row if his injury is severe.

"We don't know how he is yet: Ryan's had an X-Ray and we haven't had the results of that," said Cotter.

"We need to wait to be as accurate as we can on Ryan, and we can only wait and see at the moment."

Tries from Blair Cowan, Henry Prygos and Peter Horne meant Scotland were always in the hunt in Dublin, giving Ireland more of a test than some might have predicted.

Cotter called on his side to improve their accuracy and to take the lessons from their defeat forward.

"I think there were some good things and some things that we can work on," Cotter added.

"We definitely need to be more accurate at times, the intentions were good but we let Ireland score a couple of tries perhaps too easily.

"It's important to improve and that's what our focus is on now, just to improve on this game."

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