Fly-half??Finn Russell??believes the World Cup should show the”real Scotland” after a disappointing Six Nations campaign.
With quite a few injuries to players demonstrating key, scotland recorded one victory in the Six Nations.
Gregor Townsend’s squad choose Ireland in their first match of Pool A – which also comprises hosts, Samoa and Russia Japan – and also Russell thinks they could get through to the knock-out phase.
“It should be the actual Scotland we see today,” Russell stated.
“Here is actually the main point, the World Cup, so if it’s not the real Scotland we see then it’ll be disappointing for all of us.
“On our daily life, should we get things right we’re definitely capable of getting out of the group. From that point it rugby and you take it game by game.
“We are here to do our job and also provide our best performance. If we stay injury-free I think we’re in a wonderful place to do this”
Scotland finished their Six Nations campaign at Twickenham, but Russell was frustrated with all the consistency at the championship of all the side.
“The Six Nations was down and up – it seemed to be games of two halves,” that the 26-year-old added.
“Against Italy the first half was amazing, then we allow within three late tries. We had a fantastic first period against Ireland but slipped off. Subsequently the England match was similar to that but in reverse.
“What was irritating was that we never actually managed to devote an 80-minute functionality. At a World Cup against the top teams in the world you have to devote an 80-minute display every game.”
While Exeter’s Sam Skinner has been the only player to be ruled out prior to the tournament scotland will be without back-rower Jamie Ritchie as he measures his comeback from a broken cheekbone.