Finn Russell hopes Scotland can turn the pain of a Rugby World Cup defeat by South Africa to their advantage when they face England in the Six Nations on Saturday.
Mercurial flyhalf Finn Russell will pull the strings for Scotland when they take on South Africa in Marseille on Sunday after coach Gregor Townsend named the matchday-23.
The Springboks are doing their homework on Finn Russell ahead of their World Cup opener on Sunday, so the Scotland flyhalf should expect the same treatment from 2021.
Finn Russell says Scotland face an uphill battle to emerge from a stacked World Cup group that includes holders South Africa and the world’s top-ranked side Ireland.
Finn Russell will captain a Scotland side that features recalls for three South African-born players in the World Cup warm-up against France in Edinburgh on Saturday.
Finn Russell has been summoned straight back into Scotland’s starting lineup to play New Zealand at Murrayfield on Sunday just days after being recalled by coach Gregor Townsend.
Scotland flyhalf Finn Russell has been dropped to the bench for Saturday’s Six Nations match against Ireland in Dublin, with Edinburgh stand-off Blair Kinghorn picked to start.
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Scotland captain Stuart Hogg believes that Finn Russell’s unpredictability is what makes him such a crucial asset in the Dark Blues’ Six Nations opener against England.
Scotland playmaker Finn Russell has tried to keep the Springboks guessing as he hinted at taking a more pragmatic approach in Saturday’s Test in Edinburgh.