Rugby star Josh Strauss cleared to play for Scotland in Paris after shedding his passport

And Strauss was additionally a doubt for the Six Nations match after his South African passport went lacking, leaving him with out sufficient time to get a alternative.

The 32-year-old is a South African citizen who qualifies for Scotland by way of residency, and would usually require a passport with a visa to journey to France.

It’s understood he misplaced his passport after leaving it on the roof of his automotive round a month in the past when he was placing his baby into a security seat.

The South African authorities are stated to be notoriously gradual at offering replacements.

The difficult scenario was solely resolved after Scottish Secretary David Mundell was advised in regards to the lacking journey doc and requested the International and Commonwealth Workplace to step in.

Mr Mundell stated: “I’m delighted that journey preparations have been sorted out and I’d wish to convey my due to the French authorities.

“Now we are able to all stay up for a fantastic sport in Paris on Saturday.”

A spokesman for Scottish Rugby stated: “The scenario has been resolved due to our relationship with the varied related authorities.”

Strauss, who has 15 caps, has performed in Scotland’s opening two video games of this yr’s competitors, towards Italy and Eire.

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