Six nations tournament, France-Scotland: Finn Russell, Leader with two faces

Star of the XV of thistle, Finn Russell will be the main asset of Scotland during his meeting against France, Sunday, February 26. Unpredictable, the opener is capable of the best as of the worst.

by Valentin Moinard

After Formula 1: Drive to Survive, telling the F1 season, or Break Point, describing the professional tennis circuit, Netflix tackles a new sport: rugby. The American giant is preparing a series by following the Six Nations 2023 tournament. And if Netflix is ​​not used to saying too much before the first episodes were published on his platform, we can quite easily guess to whom His cameras will be shot in Scotland: Finn Russell.

At 30 years old, the whimsical half of the XV of thistle has all the advantages of a main character. But while waiting for the release of the series – scheduled for 2024 -, Finn Russell will already be the antagonist and the number one threat of the Blues, Sunday February 26 at 4 p.m., for the reception of Scotland, on the third day of the Six nations tournament. Especially since the opener will evolve almost at home, he who plays the year at Racing 92, a few kilometers from the Stade de France.

From the top of his sixty-seven selections, Finn Russell is the undisputed star of his selection. If Scotland has won its first two games in the tournament, against England and Wales, it owes it largely to the former Glasgow Warriors. The opener notably played a perfect score, Sunday, February 12, against the XV of the leek (35-7). Perhaps inspired by the final of the Super Bowl taking place a few hours later on the other side of the Atlantic, Russell turned into a quarterback and offered three assists to his teammates, including a superb chistera – a pass in the back.

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– Scotlandteam (@Scottish rugby)

“He is a player who does not enter any box, who dares all the time, describes Benjamin Boyet, ex-numéro 10 of the Blues (five selections) today consultant for beIN SPORTS. He is very very technically And has a great capacity for reading and understanding the game. In addition, he has a lot of experience and knows that he is able to accelerate when he wants to. “For Rory Teague, head of the rear at Racing 92, Finn Russell is “an X factor capable of doing something incredible in each match”. The English coach also underlines “his super state of mind” and “his soul as a leader, while being able to make jokes from time to time and to always have a smile”.

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This is for the first version of Finn Russell, its light profile. Because the opener also has another, less brilliant face. Sometimes nonchalant on the field, “he is able to weigh a match for you when his team is not at best,” according to Benjamin Boyet. A situation that has regularly repeated since he joined Racing 92, in 2018.

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