Moving to France will benefit Finn Russell as a player and a person, and the Scottish national team, according to lock Richie Gray.
Scotland players Stuart Hogg, Ali Price and Finn Russell return to the Glasgow Warriors line-up to face Connacht on Saturday in the Pro12.
Familiarity with Finn Russell's game means Scotland's scrum-halves can offset the loss of Greig Laidlaw, says Huw Jones.
Scottish Rugby could not compete with the wages on offer from Racing 92 for fly-half Finn Russell, says chief executive Mark Dodson.
Scotland lock Richie Gray will fly to Japan after playing for Castres in a Top 14 play-off but should be available for the first Test.