**As we head into another round of Guinness PRO14 action, there have been a number of talking points around the world of rugby.** \n\nThe biggest news emerging from the Scotland camp was the fact that both Finn Russell and Adam Hastings are likely to be out until the new year with injuries. \n\nThe pair of playmakers both went off injured in Scotland’s 14-10 victory over Wales to round off their 2020 Guinness Six Nations campaign on Saturday, and the news [has not been kind to Gregor Townsend](http://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/sport/rugby/1705054/finn-russell-and-adam-hastings-out-of-scotlands-entire-autumn-campaign/).\n\nGlasgow Warriors man Hastings will require surgery on a shoulder injury, and is likely to be out for about four months, meaning his place at next year’s Championship will also be in doubt. \n\nThe news is slightly better for Russell, who is looking at a spell of six weeks on the sidelines with a groin abductor injury sustained half an hour into the game.\n\nSticking with international rugby, and the Welsh Rugby Union has come out in support of head coach Wayne Pivac, despite a poor Six Nations campaigning which they won just once. \n\nPivac has overseen a run of five straight defeats but despite this run of form WRU CEO Simon Phillips was [keen to back him heading into the Autumn Nations Cup opener against Ireland](http://www.rugbypass.com/news/wru-delivers-verdict-on-pivacs-fifth-place-six-nations-finish-pivac-wales/).\n\n“Wayne Pivac is a man with a long-term vision and it’s one that will be shared throughout Welsh rugby. That vision is for our nation to succeed at the Rugby World Cup in 2023,” Phillips said.\n\n“Performances may not have been as Wayne has wanted for his talented squad, nor indeed what he knows is achievable.