Steel to miss Italian job
February 1, 2000
Northampton winger Jonathan Steel has been forced to pull out of the Scotland Under-21 side to face Italy on Friday.
Steel has suffered a hamstring injury, so his place will be taken by Hawick's Keith Davidson, although Bruce Ruthven of Melrose will switch from the left wing to the right.
Last season's Scotland Under-19 skipper Rory Cooper takes the vacant berth on the replacements' bench.
The time for tinkering is over - England must nail their colours to the mast in key positions, writes Phil Vickery
"New Zealand-born Joe Schmidt has forged the Irish into a street-smart, well- prepared side," John Mitchell on the Irish renaissance
"I am bored of hearing 'I can't fault the effort'. Let us take that for granted and look for some quality." John Taylor writes
Reports comparing the 2014 Wallabies with their rabble-like predecessors of 2005 are unfair and self-serving, Greg Growden reports