Finn Russell replaces Adam Hastings in Scotland squad

Finn Russell is back in the Scotland squad
Finn Russell is back in the Scotland squad

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has called up Racing 92 bound Finn Russell in the squad for the remainder of the autumn internationals.

The 30-year-old was not named in the initial squad named by Townsend but is now back in the mix following an injury to Adam Hastings.

Blair Kinghorn started in the fly-half role in the opening game against Australia where he missed a penalty in the closing stage with the Dark Blues losing the encounter 15-16.

Ross Thompson is also another option for Townsend but considering they are up against the All Blacks next, Russell's experience could prove handy as Scotland aim for their first win of the campaign.

“If Adam is out, Finn would be in the mix, of course,” said Townsend.

“If people are not in the squad, I don’t phone them up regularly unless there’s something to talk about. But I’d imagine he’d be available.

“He was disappointed not to be in the squad. If we decide to bring another 10, he’ll be one of the ones we’ll be looking at.”