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Stand-off in big money move

Russell poised for switch to Montpellier

Finn Russell

Finn Russell: on the move (SNS Group)


Scotland and Glasgow Warriors stand-off Finn Russell is poised for a move to French club Montpellier, according to a report.

Russell, who played a key role in Scotland’s 24-19 win over Australia in Sydney on Saturday, is understood to have signed a pre-contract agreement, says The Scotsman.

The move would end his six-year spell with Glasgow Warriors and see him reunited with former Scotland coach, Vern Cotter.

Cotter is said to be earning €1 million a year, making him the highest-paid rugby coach in the world and is likely to have persuaded his new employer to pay top dollar for Russell.

Scotland half-back partner, Greig Laidlaw, is said to be on €350,000 a year at Clermont next season.

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