Exeter next row Sam Skinner believes Scotland’s rugby union team are in a good place in front of their Six Nations.

The Devon-born forwards, who qualifies via his father, made his debut and also started against South Africa.

“We’re in a really exciting location,” Skinner, 23, told BBC Radio Devon.

“It revealed with the last Six Nations effort we had a steady fall and are excited for the Six Nations challenge in front of us”

Skinner has established himself in the next row this season of Exeter and helped the Chiefs win eight of the nine league games.

Even though he says his decision to choose Scotland over England was a rough one, it had been the right call.

“I had been honoured to get the opportunity to play for Scotland and I’ve had a fantastic month playing for them,” added the former England Under-20 international.

“It was not an easy decision because there really are always a lot of factors which impact the decision.

“But at the identical time it had been very simple, the moment I moved onto that pitch it had been an unbelievable experience and I had been grateful to get that possibility.

“I’m so happy that I’ve made that decision and excited to try and push with Scotland as far as possible now.”

Scotland start the 2019 Six Nations with a home fixture against Italy on 2.


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