Finn Russell Dynamic duo key for Scotland hopes

Finn Russell Dynamic duo key for Scotland hopes

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Scotland’s fortunes at the 2019 Rugby World Cup will depend largely on the form of two key players. 

The threat comes Exeter full-back Stuart Hogg, a double Six Nations Player of the Tournament, and out-half Finn Russell of Racing 92, where he is one of the highest paid players in the world.

Hogg has 19 tries to his name from 69 Tests, while Russell’s return is five from 46, but it is the magic the pair can work in tandem that sets them apart. 

“Stuart Hogg and Russell exist on the same wavelength,” said former Ireland centre Gordon D’Arcy in theIrish Times.

“The full-back feeds off [Russell] as much as Russell seeks to put Hogg in space…or use him as an elaborate decoy.”

They are both imaginative and elusive runners with a sense of adventure and a keen eye for a gap, making even the most unpromising looking situations dangerous.  

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Former Munster scrum-half Mike Prendergast, the new attack and backs coach at Racing, will get the chance to work closely with Russell after the World Cup but has seen the 26-year-old from the Stade Francais dugout last season. 

He notes: “He is such a danger on the line. He has the ability to make a late decision that can catch defenders.

“If Scotland get good, quick, front-foot ball, he loves to attack the line.

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