Graham and Hutchinson ruled out of World Rugby Under-20 Championship

Scotland under-20 wing Darcy Graham and centre Rory Hutchinson have been ruled out of the rest of the World Rugby Under-20 Championship.

Graham sustained a concussion in his side’s win over their Australian counterparts on Tuesday (7 June).

Protocol states a player of his age cannot return to play within 23 days of a concussion incident occurring.

Hutchinson sustained an ankle injury which will see him take no further part in the tournament.

Reuben Norville and Lewis Berg, of Hartpury College and George Watson’s College respectively, will join the squad ahead of Saturday’s (11 June) game against England under-20 at Manchester City Academy Stadium.

Head Coach John Dalziel said:

“Both Darcy and Rory are a huge loss to the side, especially after their contributions in the opening game of the tournament. However, we have two excellent players coming in, who will want to make their mark.

“Darcy is a fantastic talent and is a great player and person to work with. He’s still eligible for the under-20 programme next year and has the potential to be a real star of the Scottish game. We’ll no doubt see more of him in the future.

“Rory is another star in the making, and is a big presence in the squad. This was his third World Championship, and he was on track to become Scotland’s most capped player at under-20 level later in the tournament, which is testament to his ability. He’s grown as a player and as a person in the three years I’ve worked with him, and has a big career ahead of him. 

“We wish both players the very best with their recovery.”