Finn Russell rugby player
Finn Russell rugby player

Finn Russell

23rd Sep 1992 1.83m/87kg Fly Half

Born in the Bridge of Allan and schooled at Wallace High School, Russell worked for three years as a stone mason before rugby became his full-time profession.

The gifted stand-off was brought into the Scotstoun fold in the summer of 2012 after impressing in the club game with Falkirk and as a key member of the Scotland U20 team during the RBS 6 Nations.

In 2013, Russell spent 15-weeks in New Zealand's South Island, playing for clubs in the local area, as he was a recipient of the MacPhail scholarship to develop him game.

After an impressive season for Glasgow Warriors in the 2013/14 season he made his debut for Scotland when he lined out against USA in 2014 in the Summer internationals.

He established himself as Scotland's first choice during the 2015 6 Nations, starting 4 of the team's 5 matches & playing a leading role in securing the PRO12 for Glasgow Warriors.

Russell was selected in Scotland's 31-man squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, and scored a try in the team's opening match victory over Japan.

In May 2017, Russell was named in the Scotland squad for the three-Test summer tour. The Glasgow man has won 32 caps to date.

In June 2017, after steering Scotland to two impressive wins over Italy & Australia, Russell was drafted into the B & I Lions squad as Gatland looked to increase the size of his squad.

Russell's performances for both Glasgow and his country attracted attention from a number of clubs across Europe and was offered a lucrative opportunity at another club.

He left Glasgow at the end of the 2017 season to join up with Racing 92 for the 2018-19 season.

Heading into the 2018 Six Nations, Russell has represented Scotland on 32 occasions.

As of the 2018/2019 Champions Cup, Russell has had 24 Champions Cup appearances scoring 174 points.

(LS January 24, 2018)
ML 8/10/18

Career

logo_racing2 Racing 92
Fly Half
2018 - present
scotland Scotland
Inside Centre
2014 - present
Wallace High School logo Wallace High School
Fly Half
R2fRSPlg British & Irish Lions
Fly Half
2017 - present
Stirling County RFC logo Stirling County RFC
Fly Half
2011 - 2011
Falkirk RFC logo Falkirk RFC
Fly Half
2011 - 2012
scotland Scotland U20's
Fly Half
2012 - 2012
Ayr RFC logo Ayr RFC
Fly Half
2012 - 2013
glasgow-warriors Glasgow Warriors
Inside Centre
2013 - 2018
Barbarians_Logo Barbarians
Fly Half
2018 - 2018