Finn Russell, the leader with two faces

After Formula 1: Drive to survivetelling about the F1 season, or break point, describing the professional tennis circuit, Netflix tackles a new sport: rugby. The American giant is preparing a series following the 2023 Six Nations Tournament. And if Netflix does not usually say too much before the first episodes are published on its platform, we can quite easily guess to whom his cameras will be shot in Scotland: Finn Russell.

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At 30, the whimsical opening half of XV du Thistle has all the assets of a main character. But while waiting for the release of the series – scheduled for 2024 – Finn Russell will already be the antagonist and the number one threat of the Blues, Sunday February 26 at 4 p.m., for the reception of Scotland, during the third day of the Six Nations Tournament. Especially since the opener will evolve almost at home, he who plays year-round at Racing 92, a few kilometers from the Stade de France.

From the top of his sixty-seven selections, Finn Russell is the undisputed star of his selection. If Scotland won its first two matches of the Tournament, against England and Wales, it owes it in large part to the former Glasgow Warriors. The opener notably played a perfect score, Sunday February 12, against the XV du Leek (35-7). Perhaps inspired by the Super Bowl final taking place a few hours later on the other side of the Atlantic, Russell turned into a quarterback and offered three assists to his teammates, including a superb chistera – an assist in the back.

“He’s a player who doesn’t fit into any box, who dares all the timedescribes Benjamin Boyet, ex-number 10 of the Blues (five selections) today consultant for beIN Sports. He is very strong technically and has a great ability to read and understand the game. In addition, he has a lot of experience and knows he is able to step up when he wants to. » For Rory Teague, rear manager at Racing 92, Finn Russell is “an X factor capable of doing something incredible in every game”. The England coach also points out “his great state of mind” And “his leadership spirit, while being able to crack jokes from time to time and always have a smile on his face”.

Excluded from the selection after a drunken evening

So much for the first version of Finn Russell, his light profile. Because the opener also has another face, less shiny. Sometimes nonchalant in the field, “He is capable of stopping you in a match when his team is not at its best”, according to Benjamin Boyet. A situation that has been repeated regularly since he joined Racing 92 in 2018.

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