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Russell returns from injury to strengthen Bath’s bid for the Premiership title
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Russell returns from injury to strengthen Bath’s bid for the Premiership title

London (AFP) – Finn Russell will return from injury in time to boost Bath’s quest for the English Premiership rugby title.

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The Scotland fly-half was forced off with a suspected groin problem during Bath’s 21-15 defeat to rivals Exeter on April 6.

Bath said the injury was “significant”, raising fears the 31-year-old playmaker could miss the rest of the season.

But he has now been restored to the starting line-up for the club’s match in Newcastle on Friday, where Russell will support England’s Ben Spencer at halfback.

Russell’s return comes at the right time for Bath as one of the most competitive seasons in Premier League history comes to a climax.

Bath currently sit third in the table, but are just one point ahead of fifth-placed Harlequins with two rounds of the regular season remaining.

The top four clubs at the end of the campaign will compete for the title-deciding play-offs.

Russell’s creative talents have been crucial in reviving the fortunes of Bath, one of English Rugby Union’s premier clubs in the 1980s and 1990s.

And his return to fitness will also be welcomed by Scotland ahead of their post-season tour of the Americas.