Rugby: Russell’s exile ended when Scotland beat Georgia

Finn Russell in action for Scotland against Georgia

Edinburgh: Scotland beat Georgia 48-7 as Finn Russell’s Test exile ended in Murrayfield on Friday.

The Scots made eight attempts with a convincing victory over Wales in Lanelli next week for the Corona virus late Six Nations final.

With just 25 minutes left in last year’s World Cup, Fly-Half Russell took to the bench for his first international, giving Scotland the lead in attack.

His teammate Adam Hastings came on during a match that saw only four conversions.

Scotland captain Fraser Brown and Wing Darcy Abraham scored two tries apiece.

Hamish Watson, Stuart McNally and newcomer Wing Duhan van der Merwe also crossed the Georgia limit.

Georgia wing Akaki Tabutsadze passed early in the second half for a converted effort.

Georgia, often starving for matches outside the World Cup, can look forward to next month’s matches against England, Wales and Ireland as part of the new Autumn Nations Cup.

Russell, a member of the Racing 92 team that defeated Extension in last week’s European Champions Cup final, did not participate in this year’s Six Nations. The Scottish opener with Ireland went for a late night drink after the team violated discipline before preventing the outbreak of the corona virus.

He later gave a press interview in which he explained the breakdown of his relationship with Scotland coach Gregor Townsend, but the pair have now resolved their differences.

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