Finn Russell Scotland ease to victory over Georgia in final warm-up before crunch World Cup clash with Ireland

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Finn Russell Scotland's Pete Horne scores their last try against Georgia during the International Friendly at BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh.
Scotland’s Pete Horne scores their last try against Georgia during the International Friendly at BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh.

Gregor Townsend was left sweating on Ben Toolis’ fitness after the lock suffered a worrying head knock near the end of Scotland’s 36-9 win over Georgia.

The Dark Blues coach was hoping to see his team come through their World Cup send-off at Murryfield unscathed.

But Toolis’ condition will now require assessing after referee Romain Poite was forced to halt play 15 minutes from time with the Edinburgh second-rower flat out on the ground.

The 27-year-old was taken for concussion tests but did not return and now faces an anxious wait to see whether he will be available for duty when the Scots kick-off their tournament against Ireland on September 22.

Tries from Ali Price, Blair Kinghorn, Sam Johnson, Darcy Graham, George Horne and his brother Peter saw the Dark Blues round off their warm-up schedule with a third straight victory.

But Townsend will know his team will have to sharpen up on their stuttering first-half display if they are to topple Joe Schmidt’s team in a fortnight.

The Scotland coach left out a number of his key men, deciding their health was too important to gamble with.

Skipper Stuart McInally, Fraser Brown, John Barclay, Greig Laidlaw, Finn Russell and Stuart Hogg were wrapped in cotton wool as they ran o

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