Did Finn Russell play himself out of the Lions starting line-up?
By Editor - Sun Oct 18, 8:10 am
If you were to poll a list of rugby supporters over which fly-half they would pay to watch right now then Finn Russell would surely win by a landslide. Conduct a similar survey among rugby coaches about whom they would entrust to start a match and the results are likely to be very different. The unpredictability of the Racing 92 fly-half that makes him such a joy to witness also marks him a liability in the eyes of some coaches who crave certainty and stability. His performance in the Champions Cup final against Exeter will only harden perceptions on either side of the romantic-pragmatist divide.
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