Scotland number eight Josh Strauss has been ruled out of the rest of the Six nations campaign through injury.
It is the second injury blow for the Scots after captain Greig Laidlaw was also ruled out of the remainder of the championship.
Josh Strauss, 30, suffered a kidney injury during 22-16 defeat by France. The 30 year old will now return to his club Glasgow Warriors for further care and a review of the injury will be scheduled in approximately six weeks time.
” After completing the French match, he was scanned in Paris,’’ said Scottish Rugby. The scan and the player will also be reviewed back in Scotland, where the full extent of the injury was confirmed.