Scotland’s third line center Matt Fagerson was seized in the six-nation tournament’s decisive match between France and Scotland on Friday, with the Scottish Rugby Federation announced on Thursday (25 March).
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Beat in the ankle, Matt Fagerson (age 22, 13 cap) has been replaced in the group of 23 Scottish players by No. 8 Ryan Wilson (age 31, 49 cap), but it is Nick Henning (age 30, 7 cap) in the Scots. Rugby said in a press release, this Friday, March 26 will be installed at his place in the Blade de France.
“Matt injured his ankle during our last training session before we left for Paris. This is a disappointment for Matt, who has played well throughout the tournament. Nick now has the opportunity to show his abilities which will be a big challenge for our pack“Scottish coach Gregor Townsend said in the statement.
The coach said that Wilson was able to join Thistle XV after passing two negative tests for the Kovid-19 with his club Glasgow Warriors on Wednesday afternoon.
France can win the tournament for the first time since 2010 if they make four tries and score 21 points against Scotland. XV du Chardon can no longer claim better than second place, which would be his best ranking since his last title in the competition in 1999.
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