Finn Russell has withdrawn from Scotland's summer squad for 'personal reasons' - Ruck

Finn Russell has withdrawn from Scotland’s summer squad for ‘personal reasons’

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has announced a 37-man squad for the Americas Tour this summer, featuring 10 uncapped players.

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Noteworthy absences include Finn Russell, Blair Kinghorn, Ben White, Zander Fagerson, George Turner, Richie Gray, Grant Gilchrist, Jack Dempsey, and Darcy Graham.

Given the extended season that began with a World Cup training camp in May 2023, it was anticipated that several senior players would be given a rest.

RUCK reports that Finn Russell, similar to England back Elliot Daly, opted out due to the impending arrival of his second child.

The Scotland fly-half was cheered on from the stands throughput this season by his dedicated partner, Emma Canning.

Canning and Russell have been together for several years, though they briefly split in 2021 before rekindling their relationship. 

She has over 20,000 Instagram followers, where she shares glimpses of her glamorous life with Russell.

Before moving to France and subsequently Bath, Canning was a promising track and field athlete, competing as a heptathlete for Scotland.

Last year, she posted a picture of herself and Russell, only to receive a troll’s comment saying, “Must be invigorating to know your only talent is to be in a relationship with a talented person.”

Canning quickly retorted, “Actually – there’s room for two Scottish athletes in our relationship. Lol,” accompanied by a video of her long jump competition.

The couple has one child, a daughter named Charlie, born in December 2022, and they are expecting another child soon.

DID YOU KNOW? Russell has been nicknamed ‘Russell the Muscle’ due to having a somewhat slender build for a modern-day rugby player, and has also been given the moniker ‘White Chocolate’ by teammate Simon Zebo

England players partners:

Below, you will find a list of the players’ partners, along with additional information about each of them:

#1. Beth Dolling (Marcus Smith)

Beth Dolling, whose Instagram handle is @bethdolling, is presently romantically involved with Marcus Smith, the fly-half for Harlequins.

Their relationship began in 2019, but the details of their initial encounter remain undisclosed. Beth is not only a model but also a singer, having participated in various campaigns for renowned brands like PrettyLittleThing, Missy Empire, and Rebellious.

She is affiliated with M Models in Manchester and Body London, showcasing glimpses of her fashion shoots on her Instagram story.

With 34,000 followers on Instagram, Beth keeps her fans engaged with her captivating content.