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Tuesday, 14 March, 2000, 21:02 GMT
Russell out for Scots
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The Saracens star sustained a hamstring injury
Scotland hooker Robert Russell has been forced to pull out of Saturday's Six Nations clash against Wales at the Millennium Stadium.

The Saracens star sustained a hamstring injury three days before the French game, which saw Steve Brotherstone drafted in for his first senior start.

And, although Russell was thought to be fully fit, he has now suffered a recurrence of the problem and has again been forced onto the sidelines.

In a surprise move, Gordon Bulloch has been named as Russell's replacement, by coach Ian McGeechan.

McGeechan declared last week that the Glasgow Caledonians man, who picked up a shoulder injury in the defeat by Ireland a month ago, would miss the remainder of the championship to ensure he was fully fit for the summer tour of New Zealand.

However, Bulloch is the man to whom McGeechan has turned after the unlucky Russell was forced to pull out of the squad for the second successive Test.

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