Finn Russell Returned From Concussions

Edinburgh, March 24 (AFP/APP): Finn Russell has returned from concussion to be included in Scotland’s side for Friday‘s Six Nations trip to France.

Russell was ruled out of last weekend‘s 52-10 rout of Italy and there were concerns the Racing 92 fly-half might not be released for a re-arranged match that falls outside the tournament’s scheduled window.

“It is an important game for Finn as he plays in France and I’m sure he looks forward to it more than any other,” Scotland coach Gregor Townsend told reporters on Wednesday.

“I am sure he is itching to get back out there and play for Scotland and lead this team.” The match should have taken place last month but was postponed to this week — six days after the scheduled end of the Six Nations — because of a coronavirus outbreak in the French camp. – ‘Complex situation’ – Scotland reached an agreement with the English Premiership over player release but were limited on overall numbers, with Saracens winger Sean Maitland missing out.

“Look, it’s much more satisfactory than I thought it was going to be on Saturday, when none of our (England-based) players were going to be available and we were putting together a team of home-based players plus Finn Russell,” said Townsend.

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