Beattie injury doubt

No 8 Johnnie Beattie sat out the final training session today before Scotland’s Test against Italy in Pretoria tomorrow.

Beattie, who was praised for playing through the pain of a shoulder problem against South Africa last weekend, has a thigh injury.

Scotland head coach Scott Johnson said he would give Beattie until tomorrow’s pre-game warm-up to prove his fitness but rated his chances of involvement as “50:50” at this stage.

Should Beattie miss out then Rob Harley would be drafted into the back-row with hooker Steven Lawrie joining the bench.