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Scotland captain misses autumn Tests with fractured ankle

British and Irish Lions' Greig Laidlaw is tackled by Chiefs' Finlay Christie Credit: PA

Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw will miss the autumn Tests because of a fractured ankle following the team's Champions Cup win over Ospreys at the weekend.

He'll be unavailable for Scotland's home matches against Samoa, New Zealand and Australia next month, but is expected to make a full recovery before Scotland's Six Nations match against Wales in Cardiff in February.

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Laidlaw ruled out of rugby Six Nations

Greig Laidlaw. Credit: PA

Scotland skipper Greig Laidlaw has been ruled out for the rest of the RBS 6 Nations, the Scottish Rugby Union has announced.

The Gloucester scrum-half, who is from Jedburgh in the Scottish Borders, was injured in their defeat to France.

He suffered an ankle injury just before half-time as the Dark Blues lost 22-16 in Paris in Saturday.

He left the Stade de France on crutches and was sent back to the Kingsholm Stadium on Monday to be assessed by his club medics.

But Scots head coach Vern Cotter has now been given the bad news that Laidlaw will miss the remainder of the tournament.