Gilchrist out of Rugby World Cup

Date published: September 28 2015

Scotland second-row Grant Gilchrist has been ruled out of the national team’s Rugby World Cup 2015 campaign with a groin injury.

Gilchrist sustained the soft tissue damage in the 19th minute of the national team’s 39-16 win over USA on Sunday, with the recovery period expected to extend beyond the competition.

Gilchrist’s replacement will be announced in due course.

Finn Russell has sustained an inversion injury to his ankle, which will require further care and assessment.

A number of other players will require the ongoing care of the national media team however these are not considered an immediate concern.