Scotland hit with more injuries heading into All Blacks Test




Injury-hit Scotland have been rocked by another trio of withdrawals ahead of their clash with world champions New Zealand at Murrayfield.

Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw.

Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw.

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Already missing 10 regulars heading into the November internationals, they must cater for the absence of three forwards, two of whom played in the 44-38 win over Samoa last week.

Lock Tim Swinson (hand) and prop WP Nel (fractured arm) were injured in that game while flanker Rob Harley suffered a knee problem during training last week.

All three will be sidelined until the new year, meaning they also miss next week's Test against Australia.

Newcastle prop Jon Welsh has been added to the squad as cover and could play his first Test in more than two years.

On a brighter note, British and Irish Lions winger Tommy Seymour could return against the All Blacks after an MRI scan on his toe revealed an injury sustained against Samoa was not as bad as first feared.

Scotland are without their usual captain and halfback Greig Laidlaw, along with world class lock Richie Gray.

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