Rugby World Cup 2019: Scotland sweating after Kilted Kiwi Blade Thomson concussed on debut

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Scotland score comeback win over France.

Scotland are hoping their latest Kilted Kiwi – backrower Blade Thomson – will not be ruled out of Rugby World Cup contention after another brush with concussion.

Special moment for Blade Thomson receiving his @scotlandteam shirt for his debut today 👕 #AsOne pic.twitter.com/4KUZ9nd8C1

— Scottish Rugby (@Scotlandteam) August 24, 2019

The former Hurricanes utility had to leave the field during an impressive test debut in Scotland’s 17-14 World Cup warm-up win over France after a head knock early in the second half.

— Scottish Rugby (@Scotlandteam) August 24, 2019

Thomson, 28, was due to debut for Scotland in last November’s international series, but was ruled out after a major concussion on duty for Welsh club Scarlets.

Scotland's Kiwi No 8 Blade Thomson arrives at Murrayfield for his test debut against France.

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Scotland’s Kiwi No 8 Blade Thomson arrives at Murrayfield for his test debut against France.

Gisborne-raised Thomson was one of three Scotland players injured at Murrayfield on Saturday (Sunday NZ time), joining lock Sam Skinner (hamstring) and wing Tommy Seymour (concussion) in the casualty ward.

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Centre Chris Harris scores Scotland's winning try against France.

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Centre Chris Harris scores Scotland’s winning try against France.

“It is always disappointing when you see someone getting injured and it may mean that they miss the World Cup. Sam Skinner, out of the three, looks to be more of a serious injury,” Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend told reporters at Murrayfield.

“He’ll get scanned tonight and we’ll know more about him later tonigh

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