Strauss cleared to face France despite lost passport

Josh Strauss will be available for Scotland's Six Nations clash with France on Saturday despite losing his passport.

Strauss was in danger of missing the encounter after misplacing his South African travel document ahead of the trip to Paris.

The Scottish Rugby Union on Wednesday confirmed to Omnisport the issue has been resolved and the back row will be in contention to take on Les Bleus.

That will come as a relief to Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend, who has already lost Finn Russell (concussion) and Stuart Hogg (shoulder).

Scotland are third in the table after a 22-13 defeat to Ireland before the rest weekend.

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