Cameron Redpath enjoyed a dream debut on Saturday and Townsend has tipped the Bath playmaker to shine for years to come. The 21-year-old centre oozed composure, confidence and class as Scotland secured just their fifth-ever win at Twickenham. England boss Eddie Jones previously squandered the chance to elevate Redpath into his Test side and has now paid a hefty price, as the son of former Scotland scrum-half Bryan ran amok in the Six Nations opener.
“That was an incredible debut,” said Townsend. “To come into a squad you’ve not trained with before, meet players for the first time and integrate to our way of playing – we saw his skillset, his confidence, his maturity.”
“You don’t expect someone on their debut to have such an accomplished start, especially against England of all teams and in a place where we’ve not won for so long.” he added. “He got on the ball a lot in the early stages of the game, and then he did very well when he was on the ball. He put in a lot of really good carries, smart passes and was very impressive all around. So it’s really exciting to see what he can achieve in his career with us over the next few years now.”