Friday, September 20, 2019
Finn Russell Of style and stone, Russell the key to Scots’ World Cup hopes

Finn Russell Of style and stone, Russell the key to Scots’ World Cup hopes

Sport From apprentice stonemason working out of a cold shed in Stirling to celebrated flyhalf lighting up the playing fields of France, the rise of Scotland's Finn Russell is the stuff rugby dreams are made of. FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union - Six Nations Championship - England v Scotland - Twickenham Stadium, London, Britain - March…
Finn Russell Scotland Rugby World Cup preview: Anything is possible with Finn Russell in full flow

Finn Russell Scotland Rugby World Cup preview: Anything is possible with Finn Russell in...

As it has ever been, there is a fine line between humiliation and adulation at this Rugby World Cup for Scotland.Safe passage through a group that contains the No 2 ranked side in the world in Ireland and hosts Japan is the minimum expected of Gregor Townsend's men.Anything beyond that would exceed everything this country…
Finn Russell Lions or lambs? Scotland must roar in Japan

Finn Russell Lions or lambs? Scotland must roar in Japan

Sport For all the buzz around Scotland generated by Gregor Townsend's free-flowing brand of rugby, they are unlikely to pose a serious threat at the World Cup unless they find a cure for the ills that have held them back for years. FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union - Rugby World Cup warm-up match - Scotland v…
Finn Russell Derrière l’Ecosse et l’Irlande, le Japon en embuscade

Finn Russell Derrière l’Ecosse et l’Irlande, le Japon en embuscade

RugbyCoupe du monde  CompétitionsVidéosAidePlusS'abonnerTous les sportsAccueilXV de FranceCoupe du mondeTop 14Pro D2Champions CupTransfertsSevens PremiershipPro 14Super Rugby Challenge CupInternational6 NationsMondial -20 ansRugby Championship Test MatchChampionnat des NationsWomen's Rugby Super SeriesBarbariansRugby à XIIIÉlite 1Oscars Midol Fédérale 1Fédérale 2Fédérale 3 RugbyramaCOUPE DU MONDE 2019 - Sur le papier, c'est la poule de la mort. Les chiffres mentent parfois et…
Finn Russell Rugby World Cup 2019: State of the home nations – England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales preview

Finn Russell Rugby World Cup 2019: State of the home nations – England, Ireland,...

England Injuries: A mixed bag. England appear to have made it through their four World Cup warm-up games relatively unscathed as all 31 members of the initial squad remain intact, but there are still enough concerns for Eddie Jones to worry about. Jack Nowell and Henry Slade have not played a minute of rugby this…
Finn Russell Rugby World Cup: ‘Scotland must click in defence to pose threat in Japan’

Finn Russell Rugby World Cup: ‘Scotland must click in defence to pose threat in...

Has Darcy Graham done enough to earn a start in the World Cup opener against Ireland?As Scotland's summer Test series ended with a victory over Georgia that was far less comfortable than the scoreboard suggested until 69 minutes, it was hard to shake the feeling we had not learned much about this side over these…
Finn Russell Toolis sustains head injury as Scots ease past Georgia

Finn Russell Toolis sustains head injury as Scots ease past Georgia

Scotland 36-9 Georgia Gregor Townsend was left sweating on Ben Toolis' fitness after the lock suffered a worrying head knock near the end of Scotland's 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…
Finn Russell Scotland ease to victory over Georgia in final warm-up before crunch World Cup clash with Ireland

Finn Russell Scotland ease to victory over Georgia in final warm-up before crunch World...

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…
Finn Russell Scotland: 36-9 Georgia: Gregor Townsend’s side win final World Cup warm-up

Finn Russell Scotland: 36-9 Georgia: Gregor Townsend’s side win final World Cup warm-up

Ali Price went over for the first of Scotland's six triesWorld Cup warm-upScotland: (10) 36Tries: Price, Kinghorn, Johnson, Graham, G Horne, P Horne Cons: Hastings, G Horne (2)Georgia: (9) 9Pens: Abzhandadze (3)Scotland pulled away from a stubborn Georgia in the second half at Murrayfield to earn their third win in four World Cup warm-up matches.It…
Finn Russell Ireland bounces back with win against Wales

Finn Russell Ireland bounces back with win against Wales

CARDIFF, WALES – Ireland restored some pride by beating Wales 22-17 in a scrappy Rugby World Cup warmup between second-string sides on Saturday.The Irish were in desperation mode after enduring a 57-15 thrashing from England last weekend at Twickenham and responded by pulling ahead 22-3 in Cardiff thanks to a penalty try off their dominant…