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Scotland's Bennett set to miss Italy clash


Scotland's Bennett set to miss Italy clash

Mark Bennett’s Six Nations appears to be over after Scotland confirmed the back was unlikely to feature in their tournament finale with Italy having suffered an injury against England on Saturday.

Vern Cotter’s side were thrashed 61-21 at Twickenham as England wrapped up the title in style, exploiting an injury-ravaged visiting back line by running in seven tries.

Bennett had replaced Stuart Hogg – one of three players now being treated for concussion, along with Tommy Seymour and Ryan Wilson – but soon sustained a knee and arm injury.

“He [Bennett] will be subject to further care and assessment, however it is expected that he will take no further part in the current RBS 6 Nations Championship,” read a Scotland statement.

“Finn Russell, Huw Jones (knee) and Richie Gray (hamstring) will also have precautionary scans at Spire Murrayfield Hospital early in the week following musculoskeletal complaints the morning after the match.”

Scotland have slumped to fifth in the standings, but could still finish as high as second with a home win over pointless Italy.

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Scotland's Bennett set to miss Italy clash