Professional Rugby Player
“Pure Sport CBD has helped with the soreness that is an inevitable part of playing contact sport” – Finn Russell
Russell, was first picked up by Glasgow Warriors head coach Gregor Townsend in the summer of 2012, after impressing for Falkirk and the Scotland U20’s in the 2012 IRB Junior World Championship in South Africa.
With Glasgow’s top players away on international duty for the 2013 Six Nations Championship, Russell was named on the bench to face Zebre on 10 February 2013 as part of the 2012–13 Pro12 season, coming onto the field and making his professional debut at the 56th minute of the game. During the 2013–14 Pro12 season, Russell made his first start at the club, starting at Inside Centre against the Newport Gwent Dragons at Scotstoun Stadium on 22 November 2013. Glasgow Warriors Head Coach Gregor Townsend offered Russell a full-time contract with the club that began in the 2014–15 season.
2014–15 also saw Russell play a prominent role in Glasgow Warriors’ Pro12 title triumph. In the final match of the regular season, his personal points haul of 22 (including two tries) contributed to the bonus-point victory over Ulster needed to secure a home play-off. The following week, against the same opposition, Russell’s extraordinary pass to D.T.H. van der Merwe in the 75th minute resulted in a touch down and tying the score at 14–14. Russell then stepped up to slot home the decisive conversion from a daunting position to send Glasgow into the Final.
In the Final at Belfast’s Ravenhill Stadium, Russell was again among the try scorers as Glasgow won their maiden title, also kicking four conversions in the 31–13 victory over Munster.
On 29 November 2017, it was announced that Russell would leave Glasgow Warriors at the end of the 2017–18 season to play in France’s Top 14 with Racing 92, where he was to replace All Blacks legend Dan Carter after the latter’s move to Japan.