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Scotland v Italy: Anxious World Cup wait for Sean Lamont as he closes in on 100th cap

By Staff Reporter

Scotland wing Sean Lamont is refusing to contemplate reaching his century of caps at the World Cup - because he fears he may not even make Vern Cotter's squad.

The 34-year-old Glasgow veteran will make his 96th appearance for the Dark Blues when they take on Italy at Murrayfield this afternoon.

And if he faces France in Paris next weekend, he would be on course to break into three figures when the Scots play their third Pool B match at England 2015 against South Africa in Newcastle.

But Lamont says he cannot even focus on the milestone until he clinches a place in Cotter's travelling party.

The Kiwi will break the news to his players on Sunday night on which of them have made the 31-man squad for the tournament before it is announced publicly on Tuesday.

Lamont said: "The 100th cap is there in the background. If I don't get it, I don't get it. Whatever is best for Scotland is most important."

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