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Rugby World Cup: Grant Gilchrist injury blow will add fuel to Scotland's fire

Scotland will use the pain of losing second-rower Grant Gilchrist for the rest of the World Cup to drive them on to the knockout stages, according to team-mate Al Dickinson.

The big lock was left devastated after suffering a groin injury in Sunday's 39-16 win over the United States in Leeds which will rule him out of the remainder of England 2015.

Dickinson has vowed the team will press ahead towards the quarter-finals in tribute to their fallen comrade.

The loosehead prop said: "It's a massive blow for us because Gilcho's a leader for us. It's a tough one to take.

"It's really hard because we don't know what to say to him. It's never nice to lose one of your comrades. I know him well with him being my team-mate at Edinburgh so I had a word with him and just told him I was gutted for him.

"I don't think the negativity of losing Grant will affect us though. We can use his disappointment going forward for inspiration. We'll go out and try to do well for Gilcho. It will fuel us on."

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