Injuries trouble Scots

Scotland loose forward Allister Hogg may miss the first Test against the Springboks after suffering a hamstring strain against the Baabaas.

Several other key players are also nursing injuries prior to their departure for South Africa.

Hogg has undergone tests in Edinburgh following the hamstring pain which forced him to retire from their 66-19 victory against the Barbarians at Murrayfield.

Scotland tour doctor Gerry Haggerty said: “The scan has shown there is no hamstring tear and Ali will be starting an active rehab programme.”

Centre Marcus Di Rollo was examined by an orthopaedic surgeon last night and does not require a scan. “Marcus had taken a knock to his knee. Thats settling down and he will be working on his rehab,” Haggerty added.

Scott Murray (ribs) and Hugo Southwell (thigh) also sustained injuries in Wednesday night’s match and were receiving treatment.

Scotland created the ideal launchpad for their two-Test tour to South Africa by clinically sweeping aside the challenge of the Barbarians.