Finn Russell leaves Scotland squad ahead of Ireland Six Nations opener

Scotland fly-half Finn Russell will play no further part in preparations for Scotland’s Six Nations opener against Ireland.

Thursday, 23rd January 2020, 1:30 pm
Updated Thursday, 23rd January 2020, 1:36 pm
Scotland fly-half Finn Russell
Scotland fly-half Finn Russell

The former Falkirk RFC player, from Bridge of Allan, has been disciplined for a breach of team protocol during the week’s camp in Edinburgh and returned to his club Racing 92.

A statement released by Scottish Rugby said: “Stand-off Finn Russell will play no further part in preparations for Scotland’s Six Nations opener against Ireland, having been disciplined for a breach of team protocol during the week’s camp in Edinburgh. He has returned to his club."

It is unclear at this point if the 27-year old will feature for the Dark Blues at all in this year's competition which kicks off next Saturday, February 1 in Dublin.