Martin Castrogiovanni will hopefully return afterwards…
Italy prop Martin Castrogiovanni has been ruled out of their match against Scotland after being bitten on the nose by a dog, reports the BBC.
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The Toulon player needed 14 stitches in the wound, which was caused by his friend’s pet. The Italian Rugby Federation has underwhelmingly described the bite as a “slight domestic incident.”
Scotland and Italy will be fighting out to avoid the ignominy of the wooden spoon. With the Scots having looked superior in their defeats so far it could be an uphill task for the Southern Europe team. Castrogiovanni will be a big miss, having made 109 appearances for the national team so far.