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Scotland snatch victory from Italy with late drop goal in Rome

DrG you are correct in that this is no turning point yet. If the improvements from the 2nd half can be taken in to the next two games and beyond, then there is the potential for people to look back at this game and identify it as such at that point.

The penalty count was high and that needs to be addressed, although we got precious little from Walsh. The lineout went back to basics which is what has been needed, and Lawson was outstanding, as were Gray and Beattie, whose linking with the backs was a refreshing change from the predictable (and easily defended) "truck it up" style we saw in the first 2 games.

Ultimately though, Scotland's confidence has been rock bottom, and this will go a little way towards restoring that. Scott and Dunbar in the centre will continue to grow as a partnership and that can only be a good thing. If they can provide a platform and some space for Hogg, then the backline may cause some problems.

By no means a turnaround, just nice to be able to take some positives for a change (and not the positives that the players are contractually obliged to talk about in their post match interviews).

4 Years, 3 Months ago

Amazing end-to-end passage of play results in try for Suburbs vs Grammar-Carlton

Hmm, what gave that away? Was it this line from the Clip description?

"Both sides featured players that have played at top representative level, including giant tighthead prop Ofa Tu'ungafasi, who played for NZ U/20 and this season is part of the Blues in Super Rugby."


5 Years, 1 Month ago

Toulon turn it on at home with thrashing of Sale Sharks

Stroudos, thanks for this.

5 Years, 5 Months ago

Kurtley Beale late try snatches win for Wallabies over Wales

We do all realise that Davies wasn't commentating on this game, don't we? It's Eddie Butler. Good, just checking!

Clearly that doesn't change the fact that Davies is a useless, whining, one-eyed idiot. Butler is no better, though to give him his due, at least he doesn't whine. I suppose that, having grown up with Bill McLaren's commentaries, I find it hard to listen to most commentators without grumbling about something.

5 Years, 5 Months ago

Scotland's David Denton puts Richie McCaw on his backside

Cheers RD. I've been waiting for this one to pop up. Always knew it would. It's a shame the BBC didn't get more angles of it.

Dents hasn't had a great season so far, since coming back from injury, but he had a point to prove on Sunday and proved it. Great player, and one of the nicest guys you'll meet.

5 Years, 6 Months ago

Shane Williams bows out on a high with decisive tries in PRO12 final

This guy just writes his own scripts. I've lost count of how many times he has done this. The most painful for me being Wales v Scotland in Cardiff in 2010. He has been a pleasure to watch.

On a purile comedy note, anyone else catch the Commentator around 2.41 stating that this will be Dan Biggar's biggest pr*ck of his career...?!

5 Years, 11 Months ago