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Carmichael added to Squad; Finn is not

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Edinburgh second-row Lewis Carmichael has been added to the 37-man Scotland squad for the remaining rounds of the 2020 Guinness Six Nations.

Carmichael will be looking to add to the two caps – which included a try-scoring debut – earned on the 2018 summer tour. In turn, Cornell du Preez will return to his club Worcester Warriors.

It was also confirmed clubmate and wing Darcy Graham will play no part in the tournament following the knee injury he sustained at the start of the campaign.

After Finn Russell took part in Racing92’s thrashing of La Rochelle at the weekend, there has finally been update on his position with the squad. Conversations have taken place between Finn and Gregor Townsend, and while both parties have agreed that he won’t play a role on the pitch in the final two rounds, he has made himself available for a strategy call with coaches ahead of the France game.

Further meetings are planned following the tournament to see if he can take part in the summer tour. You can read more on that via Steve Scott of the Courier or David Barnes on The Offside Line.

5 Responses

  1. Very promising news from Rob Roberton’s Twitter

    ‘Finn Russell will play for Scotland again but not in the Six Nations. He will return when Scotland play South Africa in the summer whether Townsend in charge or not. He will take part in a conference call with Townsend tmrw to plot downfall of France. They have apparently made up’

    https://twitter.com/SDM_Robertson/status/1234124618505560064

  2. I think it’s over egged. Basically all that’s happened is a call has been scheduled. If Townsends still in charge I cant help but the think that the high pressure environment of a 3 test tour where we will be getting hammered probably isnt the environment most condusive to mending bridges.

    1. Must be horrible being this miserable.

      Out of curiosity, what would you consider positive news?

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