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Finn Russell’s dad wins case against Scottish Rugby Union

Former director of domestic rugby Keith Russell says his sacking by Scottish Rugby made it difficult for son Finn in his playing career for Scotland.

Russell has won his claim of unfair dismissal against the governing body after being sacked last year.



His fly-half son is leaving Glasgow Warriors to join Racing 92 this summer.

“I think it’s made it incredibly awkward for Finn this year,” his father admitted on BBC Radio Scotland. “We are very close as a family.”

Despite his father’s case, 25-year-old Finn helped Warriors top Conference A of the Pro14 and has taken his total number of Scotland caps to 37.


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But his father said: “He’s very aware of how the SRU has treated myself and so it’s made it really difficult for him this year to go out, whether it’s Glasgow at Scotstoun or Scotland at Murrayfield, knowing there are people in the stand that have just summarily dismissed his father with no justification, with no process or anything else.

“That’s a really awkward position for him to be have been in.”

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