Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Rugby: Chris Cusiter set to miss out for Scotland

Scotland co-captain Chris Cusiter has all but ruled himself out of the first Test against Wales.

"The injury is improving, slightly, but improving. I have to keep working hard with the medics."

"I didn't train fully last week and I probably won't train fully this week until Thursday or Friday so," he said.

Andy Robinson's side face the Pumas this weekend in Tucuman before the second meeting in Mar del Plata a week later.

Argentina, ranked three places above the visitors in the world rankings at sixth, beat Scotland 9-6 in Edinburgh in their last meeting in November.

"They have a strong pack and a number of world class scrummaggers and their line-out is very good," added Cusiter.

"We struggled last November to get line-outs.

"That time, we didn't take the opportunities. They were very tenacious and then in the second half they played better than us.

"We had opportunities earlier in the game to get a couple of tries on the scoreboard but we didn't take them because they were well organised and their defence is very good.

"They know their game plan and execute it very well.

"They are a very tough team to beat but we hope to win both Tests."
Head coach Robinson has his other captain, Mike Blair, and Rory Lawson available for Cusiter's position.

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