Scotland have been hit by another injury setback at the Rugby World Cup in Japan, with scrum-half Ali Price being ruled out for the remainder of the tournament during to a foot injury. 

He has been replaced by Edinburgh No 9 Henry Pyrgos, who is scheduled to arrive in Japan on Thursday and take his place in the 31-man group preparing to face Samoa at the Kobe Misaki Stadium on Monday.

Price picked up the injury during Scotland's defeat to Ireland in their tournament opener on Sunday. 

The team travelled to Kobe to start preparation for the Samoa game on Monday, where an x-ray confirmed that the 26-year-old would play no further part in the tournament.No information is available yet as to the full extent of the injury.

This will be Pyrgos' second World Cup campaign having previously been involved in 2015. 

He earned the last of his 27 caps in the national team’s home win over Australia in 2017.

It is the second change to the squad this week, with Magnus Bradbury replacing Hamish Watson, who has a knee injury, on Monday.

“We’re disappointed for Ali to have to return home so early in the tournament," said head coach Gregor Townsend.

"Both Ali and Hamish had invested a lot of effort into being in their best physical shape for the world cup and it’s a shame they’ve only been involved in one game.

"However, we have a lot of belief in our wider group and the two new players [Magnus Bradbury and Henry Pyrgos] who have been given this opportunity.”