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Sunday Sep 13, 2020

Amazing Finn Russell skills in Top 14 leave former pros in awe

Scottish international Finn Russell’s fantastic display against Montpellier in round two of the French Top 14 has got ex-players revelling in his genius.

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The Racing 92 fly half produced some brilliant offloads and a wonderful cross field kick to set up Antonie Claassen for a try in the corner, but his greatest moment was a ridiculous chip on the outside of his boot.

The delicate nudge found centre Virimi Vakatawa in midfield who went on to score a lovely try from 40 metres out and former Scottish international Jim Hamilton took a particular liking to this one.

Russell joined Racing 92 in 2018 from Glasgow Warriors and is widely regarded as one of the most skilful playmakers in the game.

The 27-year-old has earned 46 caps for Scotland since making his debut in 2014 and this most recent performance in the Top 14 helped Racing to a comfortable 41-17 win.

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