Ben Healy insists he is enjoying the Six Nations and feels no frustration despite only playing three minutes in the first three rounds.  

An unused substitute against Wales and France, Healy’s only involvement came when Cam Redpath picked up a bloody nose late against England. 

Nevertheless, Healy was pleased to play his part, in which he managed two touches of the ball.  

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He said: “Yeah, great to get out there, particularly at home to England and a sold-out Murrayfield. It was brilliant. 

“Every time you get the opportunity to play at Murrayfield, you definitely want to take it, and particularly when it’s at home to England.” 

Healy, who has been released to play for Edinburgh against Ospreys this weekend, did acknowledge it would like to be playing more at international level, but knows his role within the squad is about helping the team prepare for their upcoming trips to Rome and Dublin.  

He added: “I would have liked more game time, but my main objective is I’m part of the team and I’ll try and do everything to help the team win.  

“Everyone wants to play, I get that, and I do as well, but in the last few weeks a lot of my role has been preparing the team during the week, and preparing myself if I’m going to play on the weekend. 

Scotland Rugby News: Ben Healy has been a bit-part player for Scotland this Six NationsBen Healy has been a bit-part player for Scotland this Six Nations (Image: SNS)

“But I wouldn’t say it’s frustrating. As long as you keep getting results, you won’t get frustrated, and I’ll do everything I can when I’m back here in training and when I’m with the national team to put my hand up for selection.” 

The former Munster fly-half said the opportunity to play in games like the Calcutta Cup win were a factor in his decision to leave his native Ireland and commit his international future to Scotland – who he qualifies to represent through his mum Maria.  

Healy said: "The challenge here with Scotland is that you’ve only got two home clubs, you’ve got a lot of players playing overseas, and the idea of winning something or being successful with a team like that hugely appeals to me.”  

The 24-year-old, who helped Munster to the URC title before joining Edinburgh, also revealed he has had discussions with Scottish Rugby about the success of the Irish provincial game and how it can be replicated in this country.  

"People have picked my brains on it, within the Scottish squad and backroom staff and the same [at Edinburgh].  

“It’s no secret that Ireland do a lot of things well. 

“We have two home clubs, they have four - which isn’t massive when you look at England or France, so they obviously do something well. But I would say we’re heading in the right direction, absolutely.” 

When asked what could be considered a sign of Scotland moving in the right direction, Healy pointed to a cohesion among the national team and finding an identity.  

“We’re not a million miles from what Ireland are doing. When Andy Farrell took over they probably struggled a little bit at the start, but now a few years down the line they’re starting to really flourish.  

“And it’s the same with us. A few years ago Scotland were probably going through a bit of a transition period, but stuck with it and now we’re seeing the fruits of that labour. So keep sticking with it and hopefully we’ll see where we end up.”   

Healy is one of eight Scotland squad members set to be involved for Edinburgh on Friday when Ospreys visit Hive Stadium.  

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Healy knows the race for the play-off places will be tight but backed the capital club wil make it into the top eight.  

“We just need to take it one game at a time, make sure we get wins, and then if bonus points present themselves, we take them. 

“But I don’t remember it being this tight at all. I remember growing up, [the league] was often viewed as not very competitive.  

Scotland Rugby News: Ben Healy in action for Edinburgh against GloucesterBen Healy in action for Edinburgh against Gloucester (Image: SNS)

“Whereas now, particularly with the South African teams coming in, it’s just so competitive. You have Ospreys ahead of three of the Irish provinces, which hasn’t happened for a while. 

With that in mind, he said Friday’s match is vital for Edinburgh.  

"I’m not sure how many games you’ll have to win to make the top eight, it will probably depend on other results. But our mentality is to win as many as we can and then, like I said, if bonus points are there, take them.”