Alex Mitchell ruled out of England clash against Scotland with knee injury

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  • Scrum-half’s absence a major blow for Calcutta Cup hopes
  • Mitchell’s availability for rest of Six Nations uncertain

Alex Mitchell has been ruled out of England’s crucial Six Nations match against Scotland on Saturday with a knee injury, dealing Steve Borthwick a major setback as he plots his side’s first Calcutta Cup win in four years.

Mitchell will have further tests to determine whether he will miss the rest of the tournament but the scrum‑half’s absence from ­Murrayfield is a significant blow.

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Written by Gerard Meagher
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2024/feb/18/alex-mitchell-england-scotland-six-nations-rugby-union under the title “Alex Mitchell ruled out of England clash against Scotland with knee injury”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.