Russell given all-clear for France clash


Finn Russell will be available for Scotland's Six Nations meeting with France on Sunday after coming through the third stage of the head injury assessment (HIA) process on Tuesday.

Russell left the field for a precautionary HIA check in the 45th minute of Scotland's opening 27-22 victory over Ireland at Murrayfield on Saturday.

The 24-year-old fly-half's condition was reviewed and he was granted permission to return to the field and finished the match.

Russell was given the all-clear to train on Tuesday having successfully passed the third HIA stage - a 36-48 hours post-match assessment - and will be available for the trip to Paris this weekend.