Allan Massie: Scotland’s defeat in Fiji was no disgrace
Probably many of us, myself included, have indeed moaned too much about Warren Gatland and the Lions selection, and in doing so have done Scotland’s reputation no good. Nevertheless, it’s hard not to deplore his treatment of Finn Russell. There was a case for leaving him out of the original squad, just as there was a case for omitting England’s George Ford, even though one might argue – well, I would – that Russell and Ford are the best creative stand-offs in the Lions countries. But to call up Russell with evidently no intention of playing him was shabby, insulting even.