6 Countries 2024: Kyle Rowe begins for Scotland as Blair Kinghorn dismissed with knee injury|Rugby Union News

Kyle Rowe will begin at full-back for Scotland in their 6 Countries opener versus Wales on Saturday after Blair Kinghorn was dismissed due to injury.

Kinghorn has actually suffered a knee injury which will keep him out of both this weekend’s journey to Cardiff and the clash with France at Murrayfield on Saturday, February 10.

It indicates England-born Rowe will win just his 2nd cap for Scotland after being called to begin in the No 15 t-shirt, having actually made his Test launching for Scotland versus Argentina in 2022.

On that celebration, the 25-year-old Glasgow Warriors back lasted simply 12 minutes as a replacement before needing to leave the field hurt, so will be hoping his very first start for Gregor Townsend’s side shows more unforgettable.

Recently-appointed co-captain Rory Darge has actually likewise been dismissed due to injury, although is anticipated to be readily available to deal with France, so Finn Russell leads the group as they intend to make a winning start to this year’s 6 Countries.

Previous skipper Jamie Ritchie, who lost the function last month, has actually been called in the back-row together with Matt Fagerson and Luke Crosbie, while Ben White has actually got approval to begin at scrum-half ahead of Ali Cost.

Ireland v Scotland - Rugby World Cup 2023 - Pool B - Stade de France
Scotland's Finn Russell warming up before the Rugby World Cup 2023, Pool B match at Stade de France in Paris, France. Picture date: Saturday October 7, 2023.
Finn Russell captains Scotland in Cardiff.

Props Elliot Millar-Mills and Alex Hepburn are both in line to make their launchings off the bench, with Jack Dempsey, who lined up at No 8 in in 2015’s Rugby World Cup, likewise called amongst the replacements.

Somewhere Else, Sione Tuipulotu and Huw Jones are reunited in the midfield, and Duhan van der Merwe and Kyle Steyn supply the assaulting hazard on the wings.

Scotland group to deal with Wales

Scotland: 15 Kyle Rowe, 14 Kyle Steyn, 13 Huw Jones, 12 Sione Tuipulotu, 11 Duhan van der Merwe, 10 Finn Russell (captain), 9 Ben White; 1 Pierre Schoeman, 2 George Turner, 3 Zander Fagerson, 4 Richie Gray, 5 Scott Cummings, 6 Luke Crosbie, 7 Jamie Ritchie, 8 Matt Fagerson.

Replacements: 16 Ewan Ashman, 17 Alec Hepburn, 18 Elliot Millar-Mills, 19 Sam Skinner, 20 Jack Dempsey, 21 George Horne, 22 Ben Healy, 23 Cameron Redpath.

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