He’s not really the reckless, “all-in” gambler that he’s sometimes painted, but there’s no question Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend is not shy of making a gut decision.
Sam Johnston had Adam Hastings as “my little servant” for a spell in Scotland camp after an accidental collision but the Glasgow centre’s World Cup involvement in brief doubt, but the Twickenham hero should make the plane to Japan easily.
Adam Hastings has played in a football stadium just once before, and it didn’t go too well, but it fortunately wasn’t in rugby.
It’s definitely not normal practice for a head coach to start a controversy when there previously was none, but Glasgow’s Dave Rennie waded into one with some relish last week.
Adam Hastings is happy for Dave Rennie to say that the current Glasgow Warriors stand-off has the potential to be better than his former team-mate, Scotland stand-off Finn Russell.
Adam Hastings “has no demons” at Twickenham and believes that a winning performance there would make a huge statement about the Scotland team.
On the face of it, Scotland’s injury crisis exposed the talent deficit that resulted in Saturday’s 27-10 loss to France in Paris, Scotland’s 11th defeat in a row at the Stade de France.
How are we all bearing up? Therapy sessions booked? Need a group hug?
Replacing Finn Russell at 10 against France is nothing new for Peter Horne, and he’ll be ready to step in a late notice again if required.
Adam Hastings has been tossed back in among the wolves as Glasgow seek to upset former champions Saracens and win a home quarter-final in the Heineken Champions’ Cup at Allianz Park.