Scotland plan to snatch England U20 fly-half for summer tour - Ruck

Scotland plan to snatch England U20 fly-half for summer tour

Worcester fly-half Fin Smith played a starring role in England under-20s Grand Slam last season, but he could now find himself playing for Scotland.

Gregor Townsend sees the teenage sensation as the long-term replacement for Finn Russell, and could call him up for their summer tour to South America

Smith is the grandson of former Scotland and Lions prop Tom Elliot making him also eligible to represent Scotland.

The Scotland head coach will name his squad for the upcoming Summer Tour tomorrow morning at 10:30am.

DID YOU KNOW? At 18 years and 292 days, Smith became only the second 18-year-old to play for Warriors in the top flight when he made his debut as a replacement against Gloucester Rugby at Kingsholm on 27 February 2021

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We take a look at five players who played for both England and Scotland ahead of this weekend’s 2022 Six Nations opener at Murrayfield.

1. Cameron Redpath

The Bath playmaker, 21, played for England at U20 level but chose to join Scotland for the 2021 Six Nations, where he made his debut in their historic win at Twickenham. He was previously selected in England’s 34-man squad for their 2018 summer tour of South Africa but was unable to travel with the squad because of injury

DID YOU KNOW? Bryan Redpath’s nickname as a player was “Basil” and whilst at Sale his son was given the nickname “boom boom” as a result due to the association with the children’s television character Basil Brush

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