SCOTLAND centre Huw Jones has had his hopes of making the British and Irish Lions squad ended by injury.

The eight-times capped centre, who was born in Musselburgh, tore his hamstring in the 29-0 win over Italy on Saturday, and had surgery in London earlier this week.

That means the 23-year-old, who is set to join Glasgow Warriors next season will miss all of the Super Rugby regular season for his South African club the Stormers, but could return for the play-offs.

Stormers, confirmed the injury on Tuesday afternoon. A statement on the club website read: “Huw Jones has torn his hamstring playing for Scotland in the Six Nations and will undergo surgery in London. This means that Jones will not be able to train for four to five months.”

Lions head coach Warren Gatland is due to name his squad for the tour of New Zealand in London on April 19, with the first match against a Provincial Union XV in Whangarei on June 3.

It also means Jones will miss Scotland’s tour of Australia, under the guidance of new head coach Gregor Townsend.

The 23-year-old suffered the injury as he helped deliver a winning send-off for Vern Cotter as they beat Italy 29-0 on Saturday.

Scotland scored four tries, through Finn Russell, Jones’ replacement Matt Scott, Tim Visser and Tommy Seymour, in Cotter’s last match in charge.

The New Zealander, himself an East Lothian resident, took the job in 2014, and was proud of the improvements the squad have made during his tenure.

The 54-year-old was given a standing ovation at the end of Saturday’s game – his 36th in charge – and an emotional Cotter said: “I’d just like to thank everyone for the last three years.

“It’s been fantastic, so thank you everyone – it’s been great fun.”

Before news of his injury was confirmed, Jones, was delighted to have ended the Six Nations with an unbeaten home record.

He said: “Great way to finish off the 6 Nations with a bonus point win at BT Murrayfield.

“The support has been unbelievable throughout the championship.

“Absolutely loved my first 6 Nations, all thanks to this awesome group of teammates, coaches and backroom staff.”

Cotter, meanwhile, will remain a county resident until he, wife Emily and their family move to France in the summer.