SCOTLAND have lost Finn Russell and Adam Hastings for the entirety of their Autumn Nations Cup schedule due to injuries the two stand-offs picked up during last Saturday’s victory over Wales.

Hastings is set for a length lay-off and is also

set to miss the 2021 Guinness Six Nations which kicks off in February next year.

Racing 92 star Russell had to retire from Saturday’s win over Wales midway through the first half with a groin injury and was replaced in the crucial chief playmaker role by Hastings, who then “popped” his shoulder early in the second-half.

The 24-year-old

Glasgow Warriors fly-half initially played on but

then repeated the injury

and had to come off with just over 10 minutes of

the match to go.

“Finn and Adam are going to be out of the squad for the whole of the Autumn series,” said head coach Gregor Townsend.

“Adam is likely to miss the Six Nations as well. He will have to have shoulder surgery as soon as possible. Those are two changes, and we will announce a 35 man in the next couple of days.”

The Nations Cup is a one-off tournament which has been set-up as part of international rugby’s return from lockdown. Scotland play Italy away next Saturday (November 14), France at home the following Sunday (November 22) and Fiji also at home on November 28, before a play-off against opposition yet to be decided on December 5.