RUMOUR: Finn Russell linked with shock Premiership move - Ruck

RUMOUR: Finn Russell linked with shock Premiership move

Northampton Saints could move to sign Finn Russell when his contract with Racing 92 expires at the end of the 2022/23 Premiership season.

The Parisians have emerged as favourites to take Wales star Dan Biggar the other way when he leaves Franklin’s Gardens at the end of the season, according to The Rugby Paper. 

RUCK sources suggest that Saints would be interested in brining the mercurial number 10 to to the club, but would not be willing to pay anymore than the £600,000 they already pay Biggar

Russell seemed unbothered by his shock exclusion from the Scotland squad ahead of the 2022 Autumn Nations Series.

The fly-half was in fine form, kicking 18 total points and setting up three tries as the Parisians overcame league-leaders Montpellier 38-31 in French capita on Friday nightl.

Talking after the game, Russell said: “Going back and forward can be tough so it’s good for me to be here and I’m enjoying my rugby here”

Reacting to Russell’s comment, one fan said: “He really doesn’t care does he. No wonder Townsend kicked him to the curb.:

“Bored of Russell thinking he’s world-class,” said another.

The relationship between the mercurial fly-half and head coach Gregor Townsend has been strained in recent times.

The 30-year-old walked out of the Scotland squad in early 2020 ahead of the Six Nations, criticising Townsend’s coaching methods.

He was also dropped from the Scotland team for the final match of the 2022 Six Nations against Ireland on the back of being one of six players who went on unauthorised night out in Edinburgh.

Russell was also subsequently omitted, reportedly rested, from the squad that toured Argentina over the summer.


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Munster scrum half Conor Murray is dating 2015 Miss Universe Ireland winner Joanna Cooper. She studied Journalism at Belfast University and now works as a model, on the books of Present Model Management and Studio Paris MGMT.


Hogg – who is even admired by Harry Potter author JK Rowling – married long-term partner Gill in 2016.  They now have three young children – Archie, Olivia and George.

They’re both from the small town of Hawick and their parents are friends – although the Glasgow Warriors fullback has revealed he spent months asking her on a date but she would ignore his messages.