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Russell's absence will not change Scotland's game plan, says Seymour

Russell's absence will not change Scotland's game plan, says Seymour
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(Reuters) - The absence of injured flyhalf Finn Russell will not change Scotland's game-plan when they take on France in the Six Nations in Paris on Saturday, winger Tommy Seymour has said.

Russell suffered a head injury playing for French club Racing 92 over the weekend and was later ruled out of the Six Nations game by Scottish Rugby.

"We won't be changing massively the things we'll be looking to do based on one injury. We've got a style of play we want to adhere to," Seymour told reporters.

Duncan Weir had been called up over the weekend as cover while Adam Hastings and Peter Horne are also in line to start in Russell's absence.

"Finn has been playing really well and it's a shame, but these guys are fully capable of executing the game plan," Seymour added.

"I have full confidence that all three of our 10s can come in and play very well. They're all experienced at this level."

Scotland are third in the standings behind England and Wales after beating Italy in their opener and losing to holders Ireland.

(Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford)

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