Racing 92 have confirmed the signing of Scotland and Glasgow Warriors fly-half Finn Russell as a long-term replacement for former All Blacks pivot Dan Carter.
The 25-year-old, who has represented his country in 32 Tests, is excited by the prospect of joining the Parisian-based outfit and said he felt the time is right to join the Top 14 club.
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“I had the chance to play six seasons in Glasgow but for me, for my progress, I felt it was time to change the environment,” Russell told Racing 92’s official website.
“Like any rugby player my goal is to win, I want to win titles with Racing. It is a club determined to play as many finals as possible and win.. and who are likely to do it.
“It’s really my main goal, and Racing has all the potential to get the [European] Champions Cup or Top 14 [French championship].
“I can’t wait to help them win. It’s a great club, I’m looking forward to settling down and playing with my new team-mates as well as working with the coaches and all the staff.”
Although Carter will leave the club to join Japanese club Kobelco Steelers at the end of this season, Russell is not assured of a place in Racing’s starting line-up and will compete with Springbok pivot Pat Lambie for the club’s number 10 jersey.