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Finn Russell out of Six Nations opener after disciplinary breach

Russell has been sent back to his club by Scottish Rugby.

Finn Russell out of Six Nations opener after disciplinary breach SNS

Scotland’s hopes of a strong start to the Six Nations have been dealt a serious blow after Finn Russell was sent back to his club for breaking disciplinary rules.

The fly-half is a key part of Gregor Townsend’s squad but Scottish Rugby announced on Thursday that he will play no part in the tournament opener against Ireland.

In a brief statement on social media, a Scottish Rugby spokesperson 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.”

The Racing 92 player has earned 46 caps since making his debut in 2014.