Sione Tuipulotu to miss remainder of Six Nations for Scotland

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend
Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend

Scotland have lost the services of Sione Tuipulotu for the remainder of the Six Nations following an injury.

The news follows after Edinburgh wing Darcy Graham also will miss the final two matches of the competition as he is set to undergo a surgery following a groin injury.

"We really feel for Darcy because he is a player that puts his heart and soul into rugby," Edinburgh head coach Sean Everitt said.

"He loves playing for this club, while he is a proud Scotsman who takes great pride in representing his country.

"We've got every confidence Darcy will work his way back from next week's surgery with the same drive and determination with which he trains and plays.

"There is an opportunity now for Darcy to use this time to get better and, if need be, take the rest of this season plus the pre-season to build himself up in to top form.

"We all know that he is world class when he is on top of his game, so it is vitally important for him as an individual that we look after his wellbeing other than the physical side of his performance."

Tuipulotu sustained a knee injury during the game against England and is expected to be out of action for 10-12 weeks.

"He's going to be out 10-12 weeks, maybe even quicker, but we are conservative with it," he added. "No operation is needed, which is important."

Scotland are positioned second in the Six Nations table with two wins from three matches.