Scotland 36-9 Georgia: Ben Toolis injury leaves Gregor Townsend worrying

Scotland vs Georgia
International
7:30pm Friday 6th September

BT Murrayfield

Gregor Townsend was left sweating on Ben Toolis' fitness after a worrying head knock was suffered by the lock over Georgia near the end of Scotland's 36-9 triumph.
The Dark Blues coach was expecting to see that his group come at Murrayfield to their World Cup send-off unscathed.
However, Toolis' state will require after referee Romain Poite was forced to halt play 15 minutes from time with all the Edinburgh out on the floor, checking.
The 27-year-old had been taken for concussion evaluations but didn't return and now faces an anxious wait to determine whether he is going to be available for duty when the Scots kick-off their tournament on September 22 from Ireland.
Tries in Blair Kinghorn Ali Price, Sam Johnson, Darcy Graham, George Horne and his brother Peter watched Scotland round using a third straight victory off their warm-up schedule.
However, Townsend will understand his staff might need to sharpen up on their stuttering first-half screen if they are to topple Joe Schmidt's staff in a fortnight.
The Scotland coach left a number of his key men , deciding their health was too important to bet with.
Skipper Stuart McInally, Fraser Brown, John Barclay, Greig Laidlaw, Finn Russell and Stuart Hogg were wrapped in cotton wool as they ran out before leaving Japan on Monday for the final time.
Jonny Gray began his very first warm-up clash since he returned from a hamstring strain.
But he didn't reappear after also the hope for the Scotland faithful and the fracture is going to be the the giant lock was only ever scheduled to perform 40 minutes.
Townsend paired Duncan Taylor and Sam Johnson for the very first time at midfield and the centers showed glimpses they can form an effective combination, there was once again concern round the visitors that are set-piece as the Scottish pack toiled from the powerhouse.
Since they allow the ball slip both teams wasted ancient openings.
However, it was Lasha Malaghuradze who dropped the Georgians inside after 17 minutes when he fired a kick straight into the arms of Kinghorn.
As he drove in contact the Edinburgh full-back was into Graham, off-loading on the charge.
At this time there was no stopping the Scots because Price, and then Johnson, timed their support functions to perfection, together with all the.
Tedo Abzhandadze trimmed the lead back but Scotland had their tails up and broke after 26 minutes.
Since they stormed into Georgian territory, Scott Cummings and adam Hastings led the way. With penalty advantage Hastings went for broke as he cracked the ball out wide.
The little winger did brilliantly to remain in bounds as Soso Matiashvili flew , looking to push him out, until lobbing a pass back into Kinghorn.
However, Hastings' failure to convert both of the attempts meant another few penalties that were Abzhandadze found it trimmed back into one and Scotland's guide wasn't as big as it could have been.
Both sides finished the half a person light as Poite grew fed up with the inability of packs to maintain up the scrum.
In a fit of pique, he sin-binned both Scotland tighthead his opposite number Mikheil Nariashvili and Zander Fagerson.
Toolis took more than Gray at half-time while Magnus Bradbury was given a run out off the bench as consolation for missing out on the squad of Townsend.
Scotland struck after 50 minutes and reapplied the strain. The forward did the spade use a string of drives until Johnson timed his run off Hastings' shoulder to perfection because he darted in between Mirian Modebadze and the Malaghuradze for the touchdown.
Toolis was helped from the field after a painful crash using three forwards but the Scotland players that were rest refused to relent. Graham made an expert finish down the line while the Horne brothers completed the rout late with some of scores after Taylor injected some speed into the attack using a pass out wide.

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