Strauss misses rest of Six Nations

17 February 2017 10:56:36 EST
Scotland coach Vern Cotter

Scotland's Josh Strauss is to miss the rest of this year's Six Nations campaign due to a kidney problem.

He sustained the injury during the team's 22-16 defeat in France last weekend and it has now been confirmed by Scottish Rugby that he will play no further part in the tournament.

It is Scotland's second blow in a week following on from the news that Greig Laidlaw will also miss the rest of the Six Nations due to an ankle injury.

On Strauss, Scottish Rugby said in a statement: "After completing the [French] match, he was scanned in Paris.

"Both the scan, and the player, were reviewed back in Scotland, where the full extent of the injury was confirmed."

Strauss will now go back to his club Glasgow Warriors, however he will not be there next season after the announcement earlier this week that he, together with fellow Scottish internationals Mark Bennett and Gordon Reid will be leaving the club at the end of the current campaign.

Strauss, who has 11 caps for Scotland, joined Glasgow in 2012 from South African side The Lions and has made over 100 appearances for the club in that time.

Meanwhile, with both Strauss and Laidlaw absent, Scotland resume their Six Nations campaign next weekend when they take on Wales at Murrayfield.

Scotland are 6/5 for a second win of the tournament while Wales are priced at 4/6.

Also next weekend Ireland play France in Dublin while England, 1/12 to win the Six Nations, are at Twickenham to face Italy.

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