Townsend backs new centre Johnson to shine for Scotland

FILE PHOTO: Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend at Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Republic of Ireland - March 10, 2018. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

EDINBURGH (Reuters) – Scotland coach Gregor Townsend has backed Sam Johnson to take the step up to international rugby in his stride when the Australian-born centre debuts against Italy in their Six Nations opener at Murrayfield on Saturday. Johnson, 25, played two Super Rugby games for the Queensland Reds before being lured to Glasgow Warriors […]

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