FOR A Scotland team brimming with confidence after defeating Australia in Newcastle, the second test in Fiji represented a good chance for them to build on that and cement an unbeaten tour record. It also represented a potentially damaging pothole after Scotland’s last visit in 1998 had seen the hosts blast their way to a 51-26 win. Contrasted with the cold and damp conditions at home, in Churchill Park
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By Owain Jones, Rugby World Editor
In a nutshell: The first-half was full of incident and endeavour yet little to show on the scoreboard, with both sides going in at the break 3-3. The game came to life in the second-half when Alex Cuthbert crashed over the whitewash within two minutes of the restart. Scotland went further behind through two Leigh…
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THEY MAY have been the first team to seal a semi-final spot, but Munster provide only one player in the Magners League Dream Team – fly-half Ronan O’Gara, writes Rob Cole.
Munster’s Irish rivals Leinster on the other hand provide a third of this season’s team, which is chosen by a panel of 19 journalists from the four participating nations.