The Racing 92 star had been anticipated to start out at out-half for Gregor Townsend’s facet on the Aviva Stadium, however now Glasgow Warriors’ 23-year-old No 10 Adam Hastings is in line to take his place.
In keeping with BBC Scotland, the Scottish squad got permission by administration to have a number of drinks on Sunday night time after they obtained collectively after the ultimate spherical of Champions Cup fixtures and Russell is reported to have ignored warnings from administration and gamers to cease.
He missed coaching on Monday and was advised by Townsend he wouldn’t be chosen to play in opposition to Eire. The top coach invited Russell to affix the squad on Thursday, however he elected to return to Paris and his participation within the Six Nations as a complete is now unsure.
“Stand-off Finn Russell will play no additional half in preparations for Scotland’s Six Nations opener in opposition to Eire, having been disciplined for a breach of crew protocol throughout the week’s camp in Edinburgh. He has returned to his membership,” a SRU assertion stated.
The lack of the talismanic out-half is a large blow to a Scottish facet in dire want of a powerful Six Nations after crashing out of the World Cup on the pool stage final autumn.
For Andy Farrell, nevertheless, it’s a main enhance forward of his first recreation in cost.
In distinction to Townsend, the brand new Eire coach’s sole concern is Jordan Larmour who stays a doubt along with his injured foot.