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17 August 2019 07:01

McInally is the clear favourite to captain Scotland at the forthcoming World Cup as well.

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Everyone loves a redemption tale and Stuart McInally has the chance to write the preface to what could be one of the very best when he leads Scotland out against France in Nice's Allianz Riviera stadium this evening. McInally is the clear favourite to captain Scotland at the forthcoming World Cup as well. He has the bearing of a leader and experience in the role but, more importantly, he is the only one of the three frontrunners — the others are Greig Laidlaw and John Barclay — who is a shoo-in starter for big games. Gregor Townsend, the Scotland head coach, has stressed the importance of that factor and McInally ticks the box most firmly. The only thing he lacks is World Cup experience, and…

Stuart McInally’s mission is to be a world leader