Stand-in skip­per is rated a doubt

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Uk World Today -

STUART McI­nally has emerged as a doubt for Scot­land’s sum­mer rugby tour af­ter suf­fer­ing a calf in­jury.

The stand-in skip­per suf­fered the knock on the eve of the team’s de­par­ture to Van­cou­ver and will con­tinue to be as­sessed.

Al­though McI­nally re­mains with the squad, un­capped Grant Ste­wart has been called into the tour­ing party as cover for the three Tests which sees Gre­gor Townsend’s side take on Canada, the United States and Ar­gentina, start­ing a week on Satur­day.

Ste­wart, is con­tracted to Glas­gow and has made seven ap­pear­ances for the War­riors this sea­son.

He has pro­gressed through the age groups of Scot­tish rugby and is cur­rently in the BT Sport Academy. He will com­pete with Fraser Brown and Ge­orge Turner for a Test place should McI­nally fail to prove his fit­ness.

McI­nally’s in­jury would be a fur­ther blow to the Dark Blues who are al­ready with­out reg­u­lar skip­per John Bar­clay due to a long-term Achilles in­jury.

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