Posts Tagged ‘Scotland’
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Posted 65 days ago
IN THE latest instalment of Rugby World TV we review the penultimate round of the 2013 RBS 6 Nations. We pick our Lions contenders, and name and shame those who we think should get the chop. Do you agree with our views? Join in the discussion on Facebook Rugby World Magazine and Twitter @rugbyworldmag
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Posted 68 days ago
IT WOULD be easy –and indeed lazy –to suggest that the referee was solely to blame for Scotland’s loss to Wales.
Yes, Craig Joubert’s performance was one every referee in the world will wince at, and yes the penalty count was diabolical. However, referees should not have considerations of our entertainment at heart. They can colour their interpretation in a way that promotes play, of course, but that is at the discretion of the man in the middle and teams must adapt to this. Wales simply coped better.
Posted 68 days ago
Posted 82 days ago
SOMETIMES THE stats do lie.
If you didn’t know the score at Murrayfield on Sunday and were just handed the match data afterwards, everything would suggest that Ireland had beaten Scotland and consequently joined Wales and England at having a shot at the Championship title. But as everyone knows by now, against the odds, it’s Scotland who earned that right.
Posted 173 days ago
Posted 180 days ago
Two things counted against Scotland in the final analysis. They allowed South Africa to build up a 21-3 lead in the first 45 minutes thanks to a few crucial errors and acts of indiscipline, and when they did summon a sustained head of steam in the last half-hour they were thwarted by a truly outstanding Springbok defence.
Posted 186 days ago
MURRAYFIELD MAY have hosted the world famous All Blacks, but the only way to see the game properly was in a pub where the sounds of the football drowned everything else out. Without the predictable analysis, the in-play commentary, the clichés or even Twitter, it is possible to assess a heavy loss, live.
Posted 187 days ago
Posted 190 days ago
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.