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A look at how Romain Ntamack and Finn Russell match up

A look at how Romain Ntamack and Finn Russell match up
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We take a closer look at the two players as they prepare to go head-to-head in Paris.

Romain Ntamack will have a big role to play as France look to wrap up the Guinness Six Nations title on Friday night, but Scotland counterpart Finn Russell will be eager to outshine his opposite number.

Here, the PA news agency takes a closer look at the two players as they prepare to go head-to-head in Paris.

Romain Ntamack – France

Romain Ntamack in action against Wales
Romain Ntamack in action against Wales (David Niviere/PA)

Position: Fly-half
Age: 21
Caps: 19
Debut: v Wales, 2019
Height: 6ft 1in
Weight: 13st 8lbs
Points: 130 (Tries: 4)
Win percentage: 68.42

Ntamack's involvement has been frustratingly limited during this year's competition. Having been included on the shortlist for player of the championship in 2020, a fractured jaw sustained in December kept the 21-year-old fly-half out this time around until he came off the bench to replace Matthieu Jalibert 30 minutes into last weekend's dramatic victory over Wales. Ntamack will start in place of the injured Jalibert against Scotland and could be key to his side's chances – he was the tournament's top points scorer in 2020, scoring three tries, while no player registered more assists than his four.

Finn Russell – Scotland

Finn Russell lines up a kick
Finn Russell lines up a kick (Jane Barlow/PA)

Position: Fly-half
Age: 28
Caps: 54
Debut: v USA, 2014
Height: 6ft
Weight: 13st 10lbs
Points: 172 (Tries: 7)
Win percentage: 58.33

Russell sat out Scotland's demolition of Italy due to concussion last weekend but is back in the fold for the rescheduled trip to Paris, where he plays his club rugby for Racing 92. One of the game's most inventive players with a box of tricks that can unlock any defence, Russell possesses a range of passing and a short kicking game to terrify any defence. With the British and Irish Lions tour still scheduled to go ahead, Russell will have half an eye on playing his way into Warren Gatland's number 10 jersey.

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Sunday's key events


GOLF
· The men's golf reaches its conclusion, with plenty of players still in medal contention. Home favourite Hideki Matsuyama is one shot off Xander Schauffele's lead, while Great Britain's Paul Casey is another shot further back and Tommy Fleetwood is also in the mix (11.30pm-8am)

CYCLING - BMX
· Great Britain have already made history in the BMX events in Tokyo, something Charlotte Worthington and Declan Brooks will be looking to add to in the women's (2.10am) and men's (3.10am) freestyle finals

SWIMMING
· The final day of swimming action begins with the men's 50m freestyle final. Ben Proud could add to a medal-laden Games in the pool for Team GB so far, although he is up against USA's Caeleb Dressel, who is going for his fourth gold in Tokyo (2.30am)
· From sprint to endurance, Great Britain's second medal hope of the day comes through Daniel Jervis in the men's 1500m freestyle final (2.44am)
· Team GB will again be among the heavy favourites for gold in the last swimming event of the Games - the men's 4x100m medley relay final - having won the mixed event in a world record time on Saturday (3.36am)

BOXING
· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Pat McCormack takes part in the men's welterweight semi-final against Ireland's Aidan Walsh with a spot in the gold medal final at stake (4.03am)
· Ben Whittaker is also in the semi-finals of the men's light heavyweight and will be looking to continue Team GB's success in the ring (4.51am)

TENNIS
· There will be a surprise on the top of the men's tennis podium after Novak Djokovic missed out on a medal altogether. Alexander Zverev takes on Karen Khachanov in the second match on Centre Court at the Ariake Tennis Park (7am-2pm)

SAILING
· Alison Young will be going for gold in the women's laser radial medal race (7.33am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Team GB's Max Whitlock will look to defend his 2016 Olympic title in the men's pommel horse final (10.41am)

ATHLETICS
· The men's high jump final includes GB's Tom Gale, although his chances of a medal look bleak (11.10am)
· So often the blue-riband event of the Olympics, the men's 100m final takes place as the world's fastest bid to be crowned Usain Bolt's successor. Three Brits have made it into the semi-finals (11.15am-11.32am), and the final looks wide open after an underwhelming display by favourite Trayvon Bromell on Saturday (1.50pm)

HOCKEY
· Great Britain face India in the men's quarter-final (1pm)

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