Falkirk RFC delighted for half centenarian Finn Russell

Finn Russell won his 50th cap against Georgia last week (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)Finn Russell won his 50th cap against Georgia last week (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
Finn Russell won his 50th cap against Georgia last week (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
Falkirk RFC Chairman Bill Faulds says everyone at the club is delighted for former players Finn Russell who reached 50 caps for Scotland last week.

The fly-half came off the bench in the Scots 48-7 win over Georgia to become a half centenarian just eight years after leaving the Sunnyside club.

“The club wants to pass on their congratulations on his 50th cap and their delight,” said Faulds.

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"He has so much natural ability and we're delighted to see him back.

"Finn, if he is in the area, always makes sure to visit the club and we are used to seeing him a couple of times a season.

"He is always happy to take a photos with our younger members when the ask and throw a ball about with them.

"We've got his pictures on the wall here, it helps when the kids know there's a Scotland jersey on the wall and it could be them one day.

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"The guys that are moving from the Kelpies as well that are 17-18, Finn was with us when he was that age, they know how far they can go.

"You've got to make them believe it's possible.”

Russell, who spent one season with Falkirk from 2011 to 2012, is the only Scotland international in the club’s history and Faulds is hoping he will go on to become their first ever British & Irish Lion next year.

"To have a Lion who has also represented Falkirk would be superb, we would love to have a Lions jersey on the wall.

"South Africa might not be the best tour for him with the physicality of their game rather than the expansive game he likes but I still think he'll make it.”