Finn Russell produced a brilliant assist for try during Ireland defeat


Finn Russell showed his class as he created a superb try to get Scotland back into the game in a Six Nations clash against Ireland at Murrayfield this afternoon. 

Sam Johnson crashed over the line for his first try for Scotland but all the accolades went to fly-half Russell who latched onto a pass from Ireland's Joey Carbery before making a dash to the line only to be tackled five metres short. 

However, Russell kept his nerve and managed to send an excellent offload from the floor into the path of 25-year-old Johnson who sprinted to keep up with Russell's pace all the way to the line. 

The Murrayfield crowd went up in a roar in appreciation for such a great try meanwhile commentators Jamie Heaslip and Chris Paterson were in awe of the piece of skill shown by Russell as they heaped praise on the 26-year-old. 

"How calm is that? It looks like he's lying on the sofa!" said Paterson in recognition for the relaxed manner of the pass in front of a fully filled stadium. "Look at the composure, the control. To just lift the ball up to Sam Johnson who has worked hard in support to finish it off."

It might look easy, but to direct that pass from the floor straight into Johnson's path took some serious composure.

The gut-busting run was exactly what Scotland needed as they responded to two quick-fire tries from the visitors. The Scots were on the hunt to maintain their perfect record in the competition this season after defeating Italy last time out. 

The home side went into the break trailing 10-12 but went further behind when Keith Earls added a third try in a much-improved performance from last week's defeat to England.

They eventually emerged 22-13 victors at Murrayfield to maintain their hopes of winning the Six Nations for the second consecutive season.

News Now - Sport News