Finn Russell was told he would not be selected to face Ireland in Scotland’s Guinness Six Nations opener after he failed to show up for Monday’s training session following a late-night drinking session, according to reports.

The Racing 92 stand-off was sent home from their Guinness Six Nations training camp for a 'breach of discipline'.

However, the PA news agency is now reporting Russell did not turn up for a training session after a night out.

A Scotland team spokesperson said on the Scottish Rugby Twitter account: “Stand-off Finn Russell will play no further part in preparations for Scotland’s Six Nations opener against Ireland, having been disciplined for a breach of team protocol during the week’s camp in Edinburgh. He has returned to his club.”

Russell is one international appearance away from his 50th cap.

The 27-year-old played under Gregor Townsend for Glasgow Warriors before the latter left Warriors to become Scotland head coach in 2017.