Rory Lamont on the mend after collision

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SCOTLAND star Rory Lamont has provided a pre-Six Nations boost by offering assurances today he is on the mend following a horror collision in the dramatic 23-23 draw between Edinburgh and Glasgow.

As a record crowd for the fixture of 13,240 looked on winger Lamont was stretchered from the pitch after a ten-minute delay after he and Edinburgh rival Ross Rennie accidentally tangled contesting 50:50 possession.

Medics took Lamont almost straight to hospital with facial injuries but the player later tweeted: “Other than a headache and sore face all is good.”

Edinburgh twice held ten-point leads helped by two tries from winger Tim Visser whose colleague, Mike Blair, compared the second of those touchdowns to an all-time great score.

“Tim Visser is a freak. In a nice way. When he got tap tackled and still scored all I could think of was [Jonah] Lomu ‘95 WC v Eng.” claimed Blair.

Conditions were horrendous – “Never played in wind like that at Murrayfield” said Blair.

Flanker Dave Denton said: “Disappointed we couldn’t close out the game. A few things to work on for next week (return leg).”