Romain Ntamack ruled out of France’s Nations Cup match against Scotland

Stand-off Romain Ntamack has been ruled out of France’s Autumn Nations Cup match against Scotland at BT Murrayfield on Sunday.

France fly-half Romain Ntamack will miss the match with Scotland in Edinburgh.
France fly-half Romain Ntamack will miss the match with Scotland in Edinburgh.

The French rugby federation said that Ntamack will be replaced by uncapped Toulon player Louis Carbonel.

France did not specify the nature of the injury or how long Ntamack will be sidelined but his withdrawal is a tough blow for the team. The outstanding Ntamack has formed a promising half-back pairing with Antoine Dupont and the pair impressed during the Six Nations as France beat England, Wales, Italy and Ireland. The only match they lost was to Scotland in Edinburgh in March.

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Ntamack was the tournament’s top scorer with 57 points, which included three tries.

France was set to start the newly-created tournament last weekend against Fiji but the match was cancelled following an outbreak of Covid-19 within the South Pacific team. Scotland beat Italy 28-17 in their tournament opener.

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