WALES AND Scotland, like two prize fighters slugged out a first-half bereft of quality and punctuated by a constant penalties given by whistle-happy referee Craig Joubert. The only highlight, if you can call it that, was a close-range try from blond battering ram Richard Hibbard on 21 mins, after some fine work down the touchline from George North.
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SCOTLAND BEGIN their programme of EMC Internationals looking for a fourth win in succession, after a clean sweep on their summer tour of Australia, Samoa and Fiji. Their opponents are in a different position, aiming to start a new run of victories after their run of 16 consecutive wins was halted by their 18-18 draw with Australia last month.
Posted 378 days ago
PLAYED OUT in the kind of conditions that would have drowned ducks and bent weathervanes Scotland set themselves up for a stripped down but dogged performance against Australia in Newcastle, New South Wales. The 9-6 scoreline told its own story. This was no try-fest yet all over Scotland fans are toasting playing up to their national stereotype of being thrifty and mean.
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Posted 495 days ago
By Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features Editor
TWO YEARS ago this fixture delivered arguably the most dramatic finish in any Six Nations match, Shane Williams’s last-minute try securing a 31-24 win for a Welsh side that had been trailing by ten points with just 12 minutes to go.
Williams has now hung up his international boots, so there will be no repeat…
Posted 499 days ago
By Alan Dymock
The Auld Enemy came and an old problem reared its ugly head. Scotland had a huge amount of possession but could not convert that into points.
The official stats tell us Scotland should have won the game. England missed 16 tackles and made only 72 passes. They had a committed defence, yet looked unlikely to build a try through…