6. december, 2019 | administrator

Scotland 36-9 Georgia: Ben Toolis injury leaves Gregor Townsend worrying

Scotland vs Georgia International 7:30pm Friday 6th September BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh Gregor Townsend was left perspiration on Ben Toolis' fitness after a head knock that was worrying was endured by the lock over Georgia ...
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Scotland vs Georgia
International
7:30pm Friday 6th September

BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh

Gregor Townsend was left perspiration on Ben Toolis’ fitness after a head knock that was worrying was endured by the lock over Georgia near the end of Scotland’s 36-9 triumph.
The Dark Blues coach hoped to see that his group come at Murrayfield through their World Cup send-off unscathed.
But Toolis’ condition will require checking after referee Romain Poite has been made to halt play 15 minutes from time with all the Edinburgh second-rower level from the ground.
The 27-year-old was shot for concussion evaluations but didn’t return and currently faces an anxious wait to see whether he is going to be available for obligation when the Scots kick-off their championship on September 22 against Ireland.
Tries from Darcy Graham, Blair Kinghorn, Sam Johnson, Ali Price, George Horne along with his brother Peter saw Scotland round using a third victory off their warm-up schedule.
However, Townsend will know his team might have to sharpen up on their stuttering screen if they are to topple Joe Schmidt’s team in a fortnight.
The Scotland coach left out a number of his key men, deciding their wellbeing was too significant to bet with.
Fraser Brown skipper Stuart McInally, John Barclay, Greig Laidlaw, Finn Russell and Stuart Hogg were wrapped in cotton wool as they rushed outside prior to departing for Japan on Monday for the final time.
Jonny Gray began his clash as he returned from a hamstring strain.
He did not reappear after the rest and the expectation for the Scotland loyal is going to be the the giant lock has been just scheduled to perform with 40 minutes.
Townsend paired Duncan Taylor and Sam Johnson for the first time at midfield and while the centers showed glimpses that an effective mix can be formed by them, there was once more concern round the set-piece as the bunch toiled from the powerhouse traffic.
Ancient openings were wasted by both teams since they let the ball slide in sight of this whitewash.
But it was Lasha Malaghuradze who dropped the Georgians after 17 minutes when he fired a long kick straight into the arms of Kinghorn.
As he drove in contact the Edinburgh full-back was immediately on the charge, off-loading to club-mate Graham.
There was no stopping that the Scots because Cost, and then Johnson, timed their support functions together with all the.
Tedo Abzhandadze trimmed the lead back but Scotland had their tails up and struck after 26 minutes.
Adam Hastings and Scott Cummings led the way as they stormed into territory. Hastings went as he chipped the ball out wide to Graham broke.
The little winger did brilliantly to remain in boundaries since Soso Matiashvili flew , looking to push him out, until lobbing a pass back into Kinghorn for an easy finish.
But Hastings’ failure to convert both of the attempts meant another couple of Abzhandadze penalties found it trimmed back into one the guide of Scotland was not as large as it could have been.
Both sides finished the half of a man light as Poite grew fed up with packs’ inability to maintain the scrum up.
In a fit of pique, he sin-binned both Scotland tighthead his opposite number Mikheil Nariashvili and Zander Fagerson.
Toolis took more than Gray while Magnus Bradbury was given out a run off the seat as consolation.
Scotland struck again after 50 minutes and reapplied the pressure. The forward did the work before Johnson timed his run to perfection off Hastings’ shoulder as he gasped to the touchdown between Mirian Modebadze and the statuesque Malaghuradze.
Toolis was helped from the field after a painful collision with three forwards however, the Scotland players that were rest refused to relent. Graham made a specialist finish farther down the line while the Horne brothers completed on with a pair of scores after Taylor recovered some pace into the attack with a looped pass.
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