Fly-half??Finn Russell??believes the World Cup Have to Reveal the”real Scotland” Following Having a disappointing Six Nations campaign.
Using several injuries to older players proving key for their fifth place finish scotland recorded 1 victory from the Six Nations.
The squad of gregor Townsend take in their very first game of Pool A – that also includes Samoa Russia and hosts Japan – and also Russell believes they can get through to the knock-out stage.
“It ought to be the actual Scotland we see now,” Russell said.
“This is the major stage, the World Cup, so if it is not the actual Scotland we view afterward it will be disappointing for all of us.
“On our day, should we get things right we’re capable of getting out of the group. From there it rugby and you take it game by game.
“We’re here to do our job and give our very best performance. If we remain injury-free I think we are in a terrific place to do that.”
Scotland completed their Six Nations campaign at Twickenham, but Russell was frustrated with the consistency in the championship of all the side.
“The Six Nations was up and down – it seemed to be games of two halves,” the 26-year-old added.
“Against Italy the first half was great, then we allow in three late tries. We had a great first time against Ireland but slipped off again. The England match was similar to that but in reverse.
“What was irritating was that we never really managed to put in an 80-minute performance. At a World Cup against the top teams on the planet you need to put in an 80-minute screen every match.”
Scotland will soon be with no back-rower Jamie Ritchie as he steps up his recovery from a broken cheekbone while Exeter’s Sam Skinner was the only player.
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