Scotland is facing selection constraints ahead of their Six Nations clash with France and their fly-half Finn Russell has said that they cannot dwell on the issue. The Scottish will be missing a number of key English-based players after their Six Nations clash was postponed due to a coronavirus outbreak. A deal had been agreed with Premiership Rugby as the match was scheduled outside the international window but it subsequently emerged that only five such players would be allowed.
“It’s tough, this is a one-off occasion that this will happen. So I’m not sure if it’s fair or unfair, we just have to prepare as best we can with the players we have got.” Russell said. “There will be a few boys who are gutted they are not able to be involved. Sean has been involved in most games in the Six Nations, Jamie Bhatti was back in again.”
Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend was adamant that his side should not be weakened as the clash serves as a tournament decider. France is looking to overtake Wales who sit atop the table at the moment. Ewan Ashman, Cornell Du Preez, James Lang and Duncan Taylor have all been dropped out of selection for the clash.