Fly-half??Finn Russell??believes the World Cup Ought to Reveal the”real Scotland” after a disappointing Six Nations campaign.
Using a number of injuries to older players demonstrating key scotland recorded just 1 victory in the Six Nations.
Gregor Townsend’s squad take on Ireland in their very first match of Pool A – that also includes Samoa Russia and hosts Japan – and also Russell thinks they can get through to the knock-out stage.
“It should be the actual Scotland we see now,” Russell said.
“This is actually the main point, the World Cup, so if it is not the actual Scotland we see then it will be disappointing for each of us.
“On our afternoon, if we get things we’re capable of getting from this group. From that point it is knock-out rugby and you take it game by game.
“We are here to do our job and also give our very best performance. If we stay injury-free I believe we’re in a terrific position to do that.”
Scotland finished their Six Nations campaign at Twickenham, but Russell was defeated with the consistency in the championship of the side.
“The Six Nations turned up and down – it all seemed to be matches of two halves,” the 26-year-old added.
“Against Italy the first half was great, then we allow within three late tries. We had a fantastic first period against Ireland but slipped off again. The England game was similar to that but in reverse.
“What was frustrating was that we never really was able to devote an 80-minute functionality. In a World Cup from the top teams in the world you have to put in an 80-minute display every game.”
Scotland will soon be with no back-rower Jamie Ritchie as he steps up his comeback while the Sam Skinner of Exeter has been the only player to be ruled out before the tournament.