Finn Russell left with head in his hands after worst pass of his career
By Rugby Onslaught

Finn Russell left with head in his hands after worst pass of his career

Italian rising star had a debut to remember last Saturday in what was his starting debut for Toulouse at the Stade Ernest-Wallon.

The 23-year-old was signed over the summer from ProD2 side Grenoble as he quickly became one of the brightest young players in the game after his run to set up a match winning try against Wales in the Six Nations. He brought that dazzling footwork to the game last weekend, proving to be a handful all game for the visitors Racing 92.

The moment of his match came late on though, when he plucked out a pass from Finn Russell to run in for a try from just outside his own 22. This was a great read from the Italian – he had to do something as Racing would have had a three on one – but it is equally pretty poor from Russell.

Though the Scot was forced to rush his pass, most people would expect more from a British & Irish Lions fly-half than a long, loopy pass that was easily picked off by Capuozzo.

Take a look at the try:

This was all part of an impressive performance by Capuozzo, who even got his hands dirty at the breakdown. Weighing in at around 70kg, the Italian was also used as a jumper from kick offs, being lifted with absolute ease by one man. Take a look at his game:

Toulouse came away 37-10 winners, which maintained their lead at the top of the Top 14 table with three wins from their opening four matches. The top of the table could look very different come Monday though as Toulouse travel to take on second place and reigning champions Montpellier on Sunday evening. Both teams are level on 14 points, so the winner could go to the top depending on how third place La Rochelle get on against Racing 92 on Saturday.