SCOTLAND rugby team have been dealt a blow after it was confirmed that Cameron Redpath will not face Wales in this weekend’s Six Nations clash due to injury.

Redpath made his debut for Gregor Townsend’s side last week and put in a stunning performance from centre, helping Scotland claim an 11-6 victory over England at Twickenham.

However, the 21-year-old son of Galashiels-born Bryan Redpath – who was capped 60 times by Scotland – has been ruled out with a nerve problem in his neck.

According to The Times, Townsend has suggested that he is hopeful the injury will not rule the youngster out for the whole tournament.

Redpath, who plays for Bath, is replaced in the starting XV by James Lang.

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The injury will come as a disappointment to Scotland fans, following Redpath’s hugely impressive first outing.

“That was an incredible debut,” said Townsend, after Scotland ended their 38-year wait for victory at Twickenham.

“To come into a squad you’ve not trained with before, meet players for the first time and integrate to our way of playing – we saw his skill-set, his confidence, his maturity.

“You don’t expect someone on their debut to have such an accomplished start, especially against England of all teams and in a place where we’ve not won for so long.

“He got on the ball a lot in the early stages of the game, and then he did very well when he was on the ball. He put in a lot of really good carries, smart passes and was very impressive all around.

“So it’s really exciting to see what he can achieve in his career with us over the next few years now.”

Scotland face Wales in the second game of their Six Nations campaign on Saturday at Murrayfield (4.45pm KO).