Rugby World Cup: Stuart McInally replaces Dave Cherry in Scotland's squad

Stuart McInally and Dave Cherry
Stuart McInally, left, will replace Dave Cherry as Scotland prepare to face Tonga in their next Rugby World cup match

2023 Rugby World Cup

Hosts: France Dates: 8 September to 28 October

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Dave Cherry is "hugely disappointed" after pulling out of Scotland's World Cup squad due to concussion with Stuart McInally taking the hooker's place.

Cherry, 32, sustained the injury during "an accident in the team hotel", say Scottish Rugby.

His Edinburgh team-mate McInally, 33, had been on standby after Ewan Ashman sustained a concussion of his own.

Ashman is, however, expected to be available for the Scots' second Pool B match against Tonga on 24 September.

"I'm hugely disappointed to be leaving the squad with concussion," said Cherry. "I've loved my time in camp over the summer and gaining my first world cup cap on Sunday against South Africa.

"I want to wish the team all the best for the remainder of the competition."

Gregor Townsend's side lost 18-3 to the Springboks and will also face Romania and Ireland in France.

Former Scotland captain McInally featured at the last World Cup.